Public Outreach Event

Current/Next/Upcoming School/College/Public Outreach Program*

Join us for the IIA Public Outreach Talk (from KSO) on the occasion of Moon Day on 20th July 2021 (Wednesday), at 11 AM.
Speaker: Prof. Jayant Murty, IIA
Title: To the Moon and Beyond (A Neil Armstrong Retrospective and Perspective)
Zoom Link:

Meeting ID:480 269 7922
Passcode: Astro

The planets Venus and Mars are moving closer to each other as seen in the western sky just after sunset. Their closest approach is on 13th July. The moon also gets close to them on 12th July. These are all naked eye events and we invite everyone to see it for themselves.

Indian Institute of Astrophysics, in partnership with ASI-POEC, has made a poster on this event, aimed at the general public. It is also available in English, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Urdu and Gujarati and Malayalam! These are attached here.

For all other languages poster:

Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA), Bengaluru invites you for

National Science Day Programme - Virtual Meet - (28/02/2021-Sunday)

NSD2021- Science Video Contest results :

1. Adwait

2. Nidhi Ramasubramanian

3. Jhagvitha Reddy, Radha D Ramadeva, Sumukha upadhyaya

Apart, all of them are really good. Best Wishes.

You will be communicated through email for the participation and winners certificate.

Upcoming days, few selected videos will be public on our IIA YouTube Channel.

Event Registration form:

Only the registered members will receive the meeting link to participate.

Event Highlights:

Quiz competition - School Students (9th Std - 12th std) (11.00 am to 12.30 am)

Virtual Tour to the Observatories - Open to all registered- (02.30 pm to 03.30 pm)

Live stream from the Observatories (VBO and IAO..)

Public Outreach Talk by Dr. Subinoy Das, IIA -Open to all (youtube) and registered (webex) participants - (4.30 pm to 5.30 pm)

Title: “ "Mysteries of dark matter and dark energy and fate of the Universe " – through IIA Bengaluru youtube channel.

Science Video Contest - Open to all School and College students.

Science video contest Registration form:

Date &Venue: 28th February 2021 ( Sunday)


*On behalf of Students/Institution any Faculty-in-charge can apply

* Individual students also can apply

* Registration is free.

* Only the registered participants will get an online meeting link to participate in the event.


* Online Quiz competition - School Students (9th std - 12th ) - ( 11.00 am to 12.30 pm)

Last date for quiz registration: 25th Feb 2021;

Prelims will be on 27th Feb 2021 by 11.30 am. You will be receiving the prelims link on 26th Feb 2021 before 5.30 pm.

Finals will be on 28th Feb 2021 11.00 a.m.

* Virtual Tour to the Observatories - Open to all Registered Participants - (02.30 pm to 03.30 pm)

*(VBO from Kavalur and IAO from Hanle )

* Public Outreach Talk - Open to all and registered - ( 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm)

by Dr. Subinoy Das, IIA. On "Mysteries of dark matter and dark energy and fate of the universe "

* If there is any query please mail to ( check for any updated info. and detailed schedule)

* Science Video Contest ( Open to School and College Students)

Make a short video ( less than 7 minutes) on one of the following themes: Exoplanets. Blackhole, Eclipses, Telescopes, Time Travel, E.T. Intelligence, Origin of Chemical elements and Life of a Star.
and upload into your google drive link and share to mail id:;

Science Video Contest Registration form:

Last date for submission: 27th Feb 2021: 05.30 pm.

VBO - Vainnu Bappu Observatory, Kavalur
IAO - Indian Astronomical Observatory ( HCT- Himalayan Chandra Telescope), Hanle, Ladakh

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