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Night Sky observation at SJC.

SJC organizes night sky observation with Dr Ajay Saxena.

Dr Saxena was former Dean of the Faculty of Sciences, Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bengaluru. An eminent scientist, Dr Saxena is a well known person among the scientific community in India. He has been conferred the 1994 Republic Day Award of the National Research Development Corporation for the innovative invention work related to the passive radiant cooler used in VHRR of INSAT II series of satellites of ISRO. He also served as a visiting Professor at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada and has carried out experiments on studies of solar Corona during four solar eclipses - two in India and two abroad (Venezuela and Iran).
He has generously donated to SJC an 12 inch telescope that he built over the years. At SJC, he is a technical consultant with regard to the installation and operation of the 12 inch as well as the 8 inch telescopes. The night sky observation is carried out under his guidance and supervision.

Venue: SJC observatory.
Time: On 28th May 2022 from 6.30 PM - 9.00 PM (On alternate Saturdays )

Initiation lecture

Ajith Shanbhag


1) Registration is free but mandatory.
2) No person below the age of 18 may apply unless accompanied by the guardians. Any one valid identity proof is mandatory.
3) Only the first 25 applicants are invited per session. The subsequent applicants are transferred for next slot.
4) The observation depends on the weather conditions.

Staff in-charge: Mr. Deepak Clarence
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M.Sc-IIT Mumbai

Phd. Raman Research Institute, Bengaluru.

Specialization: Spiral Galaxies


Ph.D: Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bengaluru.

Post-Doc research: SISSA, Italy

Specialization: Neutron stars