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Topic : How Innovation Has Driven The Science of Radio Astronomy
Speaker : Prof. Ron Ekers, CSIRO Fellow and Former President International Astronomical Union
Time : 23 March 2021, 16:00 IST (10:30 UT)
YouTube Link : https://www.youtube.com/c/ncraoutreachcommittee/live
GMRT Science Day will be celebrated online this year. Join us for an exciting and infomrmative audio-visual exhibition.
Inauguration : 28th February 2021, at 09:30 am
Chief Guest : Smt. Sushma Taishete, Joint Secretary (Research and Development), Department of Atomic Energy
Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) has become the third Indian scientific facility to be awarded the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) milestone for its novel engineering, advanced technology and scientific contributions made in the field of radio astronomy. A special accolade for a very special telescope - GMRT - designed, built and operated by Indian scientists and engineers. It is used by radio astronomers from across the world to study our Universe.
March 23, 1929 – September 7, 2020
Govind Swarup : The father of radio astronomy in India
With the passing of Prof. Govind Swarup on the evening of 7th September, 2020, TIFR has lost an iconic figure. A true pioneer, he jump started the country’s efforts in the nascent field of radio astronomy, and built facilities and institutions that have put India in the forefront on the global stage in radio astronomy. He leaves behind a legacy that we can be truly proud of. Govind Swarup was born in 1929 at Thakurdwara ....Continue reading »