Sahal Kaushik often spends his evenings with stars. Orion, Bootes, Taurus — the year-old takes his 15cm refractor telescope to the terrace of their building in Dwarka to spot many constellations. Sahal, who is home-schooled, was first drawn to astronomy when he read a book on the subject a few years ago.
Accountant Shishir Deshmukh has just discovered his sixth comet in just nine months, the first by an Indian. Thane Maharashtra : He spends most of his day at office and commuting to and from Mumbai in crowded suburban trains but accountant Shishir Deshmukh still finds time to look at the stars and pursue his passion for astronomy. And he has just discovered his sixth comet in just nine months, the first by an Indian.
Details of the different location where telescopes will be set up on the evening of the 12th of April are here. Here is an opportunity for you to quench your thirst of viewing planets and the Moon, through a telescope. The 12 th of April is celebrated worldwide, by amateur astronomers, as International Sidewalk Astronomy Day.
Barely any of us have come across that jaw-dropping, dark patch of sky, covered in thousands of tiny bright specks, that has left us transfixed. We, city dwellers, know nothing about what our home galaxy looks like, let alone the universe! Intrigued to know what it looks like? You've come to the right place!
I named it ' Red space for Galileo' in City of delhi to show people what Galileo saw years back using his small telescope, additionally I will carry a 3" reflector for 'wow effect'. I will discuss a wonder full universe discovered with help of telescope and images captured by best telescope of the world. We will be celebrating the landmark observation made by Galieo years back.
For example, a refracting telescope with a 45 mm dia lens can be purchased online for Rs In addition, you need time to make your telescope, including looking for material for its construction. The same is true for home-brewed reflecting telescopes.
I am sorry to inform you that for some time now this group is not as active as it should. The reason is mainly because most of its young active members have gone out of Pune for their higher education or are more occupied with their job. As for myself — presently I am the director of the Nehru PlanetariumMumbai, India and my interest lies in popularising astronomy.
Moony matters What is an eclipse? Solar eclipse is when the moon comes between the sun and earth, blocking the light earth receives from the sun partially or fully. What are the different kinds? During partial solar eclipse, moon covers only a part of sun whereas in total solar eclipse the moon covers the sun completely.
Course Coordinator: Swapnil Jawkar. This course is aimed at astronomy enthusiasts and beginners. One of the main feature of this course is the stress given for Positional, Conceptual and Observational aspects of astronomy.
This is innovation at its best. Scientists at JAXA the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency not only created a satellite with solar sails something poor guys at the planetary society will probably be fuming at but created an innovative method to control its attitude, not by using rocket motors but a simple liquid crystal display. Yes this is the same stuff used to make the displays in your calculators and watches!