Amateur Astronomers

Fun with Active Astronomy.


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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Telescope making workshops

Make your own 4-inch reflecting (Newtonian) telescope during our regular 5-day workshop held in the small Lab at IUCAA. Other options & consultation also available.

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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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Small Telescopes in India

Inform us about your Small Telescope. to enhance the utility of the "Small telescopes" ( 6-inch and above ). Help us explore the possibility of dedicated amateur astronomers helping in professional work.

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