Focus group on Astronomy Experiments

The previous newsletter had carried an announcement of an upcoming workshop on “Developing astronomy-themed experiments for Colleges/Universities at UG/PG”, organised by IUCAA and us in June next year. In order to prepare for this workshop, we have formed a focus group of a few astronomers and physics teachers from across the country. This focus group will collate an initial set of possible experiments, classify them, and identify each of them with specific parts of the physics syllabus.

Their work will then set the stage for a larger and wider discussion during the workshop itself. If you would like to contribute to the set of experiments being collected by the Focus Group, please email Priya Hasan ( or Joe Jacob (