Nakshatra is the newly formed society, for the keen astronomers, fascinated by the heavens or the exploration of outer space. Apart from sky-gazing, it also focuses on using celestial observation for scientific research. The club would soon be getting all the equipment like telescopes (both reflecting and refracting), sky maps, and adaptors for astrophotography. The main activities that the society would conduct on regular basis are:-
- SKY WATCHING
- GUEST LECTURES
- ONLINE QUIZZES
- RESESARCH &
- ASTRO PHOTOGRAPHY
The club will act as a base for all amateur astronomy related activities and will aim at popularising it in the institute. The exchange of information and spreading of general awareness about various astronomical events will find a common platform in the club. The objective is to provide its students an exposure to the amazing field of astronomy as well as enable them to pursue their hobby/ research interest in this field.
The society is registered in our college. Moreover, being such a fresh idea it has garnered a lot of attention from rest of the colleges of University of Delhi, with applications for campus ambassadors. Like the universe the ambitions of the society are limitless. The registration is still under process in the university but, once done it will expand to a university level.
The professor in-charge of the society is Dr. Harish Parthasarathy (Division of Electronics and Communication), who has shown interest in this new initiative. He completed his post doc at the Indian Institute of Astrophysics in 1996, to quench his insatiable thirst for knowledge on Galactic Astronomy.
The club has gained a launch pad after collaborating with NEHRU PLANETARIUM, and would now be organizing trips to the same. The director of Nehru Planetarium has also appreciated the society’s work and has promised full cooperation from their side.
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