Education and Outreach Program in collaboration with ASI Public Outreach and Education Committee

The following events are taking place from Wednesday, 21st to Sunday, 25th of February 2018.

Outreach event 1: IAUS340 Participants visit to Jantar Mantar
21st February, Wednesday (Time: 10:30 - 12:30)

Understanding the usage of the historical observatory instruments through Positional Astronomy observations

Resource Persons:

  • Dr. N. Rathnashree, Director, Nehru Planetarium, New Delhi, India.
  • Dr. Aniket Sule, HBCSE – TIFR, Mumbai, India.
  • Pritesh Ranadive, HBCSE – TIFR, Mumbai, India.

Outreach event 2: Workshop for Jantar Mantar tourist guides

Session 1: (22nd February, Thurday 17:00 to 19:00) Classroom interaction at Birla mini-auditorium.

Session 2: (23rd February, Friday, 08:30 – 10:30) Practical demonstrations at Jantar Mantar

Resource Persons:

  • Dr. N. Rathnashree, Director, Nehru Planetarium, New Delhi, India.
  • Dr. Aniket Sule, HBCSE – TIFR, Mumbai, India.
  • Pritesh Ranadive, HBCSE – TIFR, Mumbai, India.

In collaboration with Dronah foundation, Jaipur.

Outreach event 3: Data analysis workshop for UG students and teachers
23rd February, Friday 09:30 to 17:00

Lecture sessions in the morning followed by Sun spot data analysis (DA) session in the afternoon at Birla mini-auditorium.

Resource Persons:

  • Aniket Sule, HBCSE – TIFR, Mumbai, India.
  • Pritesh Ranadive, HBCSE – TIFR, Mumbai, India.

In collaboration with Indian Association of Physics Teachers, Rajasthan chapter.

Outreach event 4: 23rd February, Friday (Time: 6:30 PM) - Public lecture.

Resource Person: Nat Gopalswamy (Solar Physics Laboratory, Heliophysics Division of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center)

Outreach event 5: Data Analysis workshop for post graduate students
24rd February, Saturday, 9:30 to 17:00 at Birla mini-auditorium

Computer based data analysis workshop on long term solar data sets.
Resource Persons:

  • Sarbani Basu (Yale University, USA)
  • Sacha Brun (CEA Paris-Saclay, France)
  • Arnab Rai Choudhuri (IISc, India)
  • Nat Gopalswamy (NASA, USA), Andres Munoz-Jaramillo (SouthWest Research Institute, USA)
  • Ivan Milic (Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Germany)
  • Madhulika Guhathakurta (NASA)

Outreach event 6: Workshop for amateur astronomers and school students
25th February, Sunday

I. Classroom session (Time: )– Birla mini auditorium

II. Hands on session (Time:)– Jantar Mantar.

Resource Persons: Dr. N. Rathnashree, Director, Nehru Planetarium, New Delhi, India.