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IUCAA has been supporting amateur astronomy activity in Pune whenever there has been a demand from local groups.

It also takes initiative in promoting serious observational activities among amateur astronomers (AA).

Webinar on Spectroscopy for Amateur Astronomers - 28 May, 2014

A special webinar for all Amateurs Astronomers who are interested in including Spectroscopy in their repertoire of skils. Subject experrt Tom Fields will talk in this event hosted by IUCAA, in collaboration with Jyotirvidya Parisansthan, Pune.

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Pro-Am3 2013, 26-27 October, 2013

3rd Professional-Amateur Meeting in Astronomy (Pro-Am 3), held at the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE), Mumbai and organised by the Astronomical Society of India (ASI). Pro-Am 3 will not only bring together astronomers of the two levels, but will also try to enable long-term collaborative projects. IUCAA is a partner in organisation of this.

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IUCAA - Amateur Astronomers' Meet, 25 November, 2012

To provide a common ground for the Pune City Amateurs and to provide encouragement for more interaction and collaboration, IUCAA will be hosting a half-day meeting.

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Muktangan Vidnyan Shodhika - Amateur Associates Programme.

IUCAA is inviting serious and dedicated amateur astronomers from Pune and greater Pune, to become associates of Muktangan Vidnyan Shodhika (MVS), the IUCAA Science Centre. We plan to invite about 20 amateur astronomers for the initial period of eight months.

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