Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA)
Science Communication, Public Outreach and Education (SCOPE)

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

(Due to current scenario of Covid-19 pandemic, all our outreach activities are suspended until further notice. But you can particpate on our online activities.)

Upcoming Event Link: https://www.iiap.res.in/iiaoutreach/events

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

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


1. Excludes Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays.

2. Register a week before.

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, quickly update with us.

The public outreach query can be reached at "outreach[At]iiap.res.in".

Our team to visit your Institution

Form for Outreach team to visit your school / college (preferably within Bengaluru):


On the occasion of the Golden Jubilee Year Celebration of the Department of Science and Technology, Vigyan Prasar made a film about the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA)

Seven Years of Department of Science and Technology