“This took place for a second and then the fuel supply to power turbo got blocked. Indian Space Research Organisation chairman and we knew this on Thursday but then [...]
Astrophysicists are looking everywhere – inside the Large Hadron Collider, in deep mines and far out into space – for evidence of dark matter, which makes up about 25 percent of the energy density of the universe. Despite the recent tantalising observation of excess high-energy positrons – thought to be due to [...]
Imaged-stabilized (IS) binoculars give stunning low power views of the night sky without the dreaded “image shake” of standard binoculars. Based on technology developed for military surveillance and laser-based weaponry, IS binos are amazing high-tech wonders.
Inside the body of the binoculars, piezoelectric motion sensors detect the pitch and yaw motion caused by shaking, over-caffeinated [...]
AASTRO Thrissur District Chapter will have its first get together on Monday,19th April at KSSP Parisara Kendram,Thrissur by 4 o’clock in the evening. Astronomy enthusiasts and science popularization activists will take part in the meet.Thrissur district chapter will frame activities and programmes for the coming days and will have discussion [...]
Applications are invited from highly motivated students for admission to the Ph.D. programme beginning in August 2010 at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research,Thiruvananthapuram.
Masters degree in Physical/Chemical/Biological Sciences (including Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences)/Mathematics/Statistics (minimum 60% marks or equivalent, relaxable by 5% for SC/ST candidates). Qualifying in one of the following tests with validity [...]
Thiruvananthapuram : India’s top space scientists are meeting in Thiruvananthapuram on Saturday to analyse the data and find the cause for failure of GSLV-D3 rocket that was launched for the first time on Thursday using an indigenously made cryogenic engine. As per the initial indications, the problem could have been related to the ignition of [...]
AASTRO Idukki District Chapter will be formed on Sunday,18th April.The organization meet is arranged at Govt.High school,Adimaly at 10 am.A presentation on “Wonders of the Sky” also is fixed during the occasion.Astronomy enthusiasts and science popularization activists will get together for the meeting.After its official launch,AASTRO Idukki chapter will coordinate vivid activities throughout the district via astronomy clubs in [...]
APRIL 1: Venus and Mercury are 3 degrees apart, very low near horizon in West at 7:50pm.
APRIL 4: A Waning Gibbous Moon stands around 5 degrees E-SE of Antares.
APRIL 6: Last Quarter Moon.
APRIL 9: Mercury Greatest Eastern elongation.
APRIL 12: A very thin Crescent Moon will be nearly 6.5 degrees N of Jupiter just before dawn. [...]
AASTRO Kerala will organize vivid programmes through out the state on the backdrop of Global Astronomy Month (GAM 2010),an international project in April which is a follow up to IYA 2009.AASTRO joined other astronomy groups worldwide to share their enthusiasm ans innovation,and to connect people through skies.
The official launch of AASTRO GAM 2010 activities will [...]