A group of astronomers have detected a very short, powerful burst of high-energy radiation that lasted for about a second and had been racing toward Earth for nearly half the present age of the universe. The burst detected by NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope on August 26, 2020, turned out to be one for the […]
Scientists from various institutions throughout the country will discuss some long standing scientific problems in observational astronomy at a national workshop titled ‘Astrophysical jets and observational facilities: National perspective’. 200 scientists and young researchers from over more than 30 institutes all over India will be part of the workshop which will be held between April […]
Indigenously designed and developed ‘Made in India’ spectrograph, commissioned on Devasthal Optical Telescope, can locate faint light from distant celestial objects
The spectroscope, the largest of its kind among the existing astronomical spectrographs in the country, has been successfully commissioned on the 3.6-m Devasthal Optical Telescope (DOT), the largest in the country and in Asia, near Nainital Uttarakhand.
Expertise from various national institutes, organizations, including the ISRO and some MSMEs, were involved to review and build parts of the instrument serving as an example of effective collaboration.
India has emerged a key mover of global S&T partnerships in critical areas like energy, water, health and astronomy which are global challenges India has driven Mission Innovation to boost research, development and innovation and related investment in clean energy, the Dutch Indian Water Alliance for Leadership Initiative (DIWALI) India has funded 9 RD&D projects […]