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Observatory Visiting form : https://www.iiap.res.in/meet/outreach_form/index.php

Upcoming event(s)

IISF-2019 Precursor programme AT IIA, BENGALURU during 30th October 2019



The primary goal of public outreach at IIA is to increase public awareness of the activities being carried out by the astronomers here. We expect that this awareness will not only engender a passion for science, but also decrease the chasm that appears to be present between the science-practitioners and the non-practitioners. We believe that every human being is intrinsically wired to look up at the sky and experience an immense sense of awe. The vastness of the Universe can make one feel both humble and small, yet extremely powerful as one begins to understand how it works.

The information about Public lectures by astronomers, Sky Watches with IIA Telescopes, and Answers to your Scientific queries may be found on this web page.

Visiting IIA and its observatories

Interested School / College to visit IIA and its observatories, kindly fill the request form.


1. Excludes Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays.

2. Register atleast 5 days in prior. Do not register very close by.

3. Keep clean and Silence. Do not litter around campus.

4. Please confirm your arrival a day in prior. If there is any change in program, update with us soon.

The public outreach query can be reached at "outreach@iiap.res.in".

Our team to visit your Institution

Kindly fill in the form for our outreach team to visit your school / college (preferably within Bangalore).

Past / Recent event(s)

https://sites.google.com/view/iiaoutreach/ (PAST EVENTS DETAILS)

Public Lecture on the National Science Day (February 28, 2019) at IIA

Kindly register yourself to attend the lecture.

Public Lecture on "The search for Extra-Terrestrial UNintelligence" at IIA

Kindly contact the convener Prof. Sujan Sengupta (sujan@iiap.res.in) to know the latest info on the program.

Screening of documentary film "SATYENDRA NATH BOSE"

Venue : Auditorium (Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Koramangala, Bangalore 560034)          Time : 11:00 AM (October 12, 2018)

The documentary film "SATYENDRA NATH BOSE' as directed by Mrs. Shila Datta shall be screened at Indian institute of Astrophysics (Bangalore) auditorium on October 12, 2018 at 11:00 AM on the occasion of 125th birth anniversary of eminent scientist S.N. Bose. Kindly register yourself here to watch the movie.

About the film Director
Mrs. Shila Datta is an empaneled film director and producer for Films Division,NFDC (Govt. of India), Ex Film Censor Board Member, Jury Member of Indian Panorama, Selection Committee member- Films Division for International Film Festival. She has made lots of documentary films like "Cellular Jail", "Matangini Hazra", 'Human Trafficking", "Dome", "Chamar", "Archemedis", "Cleanliness is the Life", "Satyendra Nath Bose", "Breast Feeding" etc. She had received the Best Documentary Award for 'Human Trafficking" in 2016 and received the Best documentary Award for "Satyendra Nath Bose" in 2017.

India International Science Festival (IISF 2018)

IIA public outreach committee is going to organize a one day outreach program on September 15, 2018 at IIA as a precursor event to India International Science Festival (IISF-2018; which will be conducted at Lucknow during October 5 – 8, 2018). In this program, teachers from local Government schools are invited in order to introduce IISF programs to school teachers. They will also be given training to explain the basic science / Astronomy experiments to their students in a simple way.

Program : IISF-2018 outreach event at IIA on September 15, 2018

Time Description
Forenoon Session
09:00 AM - 09:10 AM Inaugural address by Director, IIA
09:10 AM - 09:30 AM Introduction to IISF 2018 programs by Dr. C. Kathiravan and Mr. P. U. Kamath, IIA
09:30 AM - 09:50 AM Talk by Prof. P. R. Vishwanath, former faculty member, IIA
09:50 AM - 10:00 AM Refreshments
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM Talk by Prof. Prajval Shastri, faculty member, IIA
10:20 AM - 10:40 AM Talk by Dr. Shylaja, former Director, JN Planetarium
10:40 AM - 11:00 AM Talk by Mr. Ramaswamy, Teacher, Govt. School, Tumkur
11:00 AM - 01:00 PM Hands-on session 1
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Lunch
Afternoon Session
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM Hands-on session 2
04:00 PM - 04:20 PM Refreshments
04:20 PM - 04:40 PM Feedback, Distribution of mementos and certificates by Dean, IIA
06:45 PM - 08:30 PM Evening sky-watch

For further details on IISF 2018 and downloading the event posters, brochures, etc., kindly visit IISF 2018 official webpage.