Initial Stage: This New Year was quite different for me, more than celebration of new year parties, I was very much excited for all the astronomical events taking place this year. The predicted date for Total Lunar Eclipse was 31st of January, 2018, Indeed a great start of the year. I planned to organize an…… Continue reading My Experience of Total Lunar Eclipse 2018.
Astronomy is the science that studies stars, planets, galaxies and all the celestial objects, their origin and evolution, As a whole it is the study of universe and how it works. I have often seen people confuse astrology with astronomy. Astronomy has nothing to do with predicting future of individuals and we believe that the…… Continue reading What we do as an Astronomer
In our Solar System , there are lot of amazing stuff but one of my favorite is “Jupiter”, Yes Jupiter! that’s the most mesmerizing object I have seen in the night sky. When we hear the name Jupiter, the first thing that comes to our mind is its size. It is a biggest planet in…… Continue reading A Giant in our Solar System
when we look at the night sky , we can see thousands of stars twinkling , but we cant actually say how far away those stars really are.It is one of the amazing as well as limiting factor that all the stars look like they are at same distance from earth as all other stars.…… Continue reading Distance to a far away star!!!
when we talk about light, the first thing that comes to our mind is its dual nature. We all know that light is an electromagnetic wave in a visible region from 400nm to 700nm wavelength. We also know that light behaves as packets of energy called photons. But why does it exhibit dual nature? what…… Continue reading Light as messenger of Universe
In Primary school, when Science teacher told us all about the Sun and the planets, it was really very hard to believe that Earth rotates and also revolves around the Sun with very high speed and how is it even possible for us to not have slightest sense about this motion. I believe this might…… Continue reading What if Earth misses a beat??
Few hundred years ago, everyone could look up at the sky and enjoy the beauty of Milky Way.But now as we all know we can hardly see countable number of stars.According to 2016 groundbreaking “World Atlas of Artificial Night Sky Brightness”, 80% of world’s population lives under Sky Glow or which is commonly known as…… Continue reading Sky Glow!! Where to find dark skies?…