Indian Astronomical Observatory: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Himalayan Chandra Telescope completes successful 20 years

Published: September 28, 2020

The Himalayan Chandra Telescope is located at the Indian Astronomical Observatory (IAO). It has been scanning the night sky in search of comets, stellar explosions, exo-planets and asteroids. Highlights It operates using delicate satellite communication link from Centre for Research and Education in Science and Technology (CREST), IIA (Indian Institute of Astrophysics). The telescope marked ..




G C Anupama becomes first woman President of Astronomical Society of India (ASI)

Published: February 21, 2019

Dr. G C Anupama has become the first woman President of Astronomical Society of India (ASI), prime association of professional astronomers in the country. She succeeded R K Tyagi. Prior to this post, she was the Dean and Senior Professor at the Bengaluru based Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA). Dr. Anupama is also the India ..