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Webinar on Astrophotography on July 17
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Webinar on Astrophotography on July 17

July 14, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: Mysore Astronomical Society (MAS) is one of the prominent Astronomy Clubs formed to spread awareness about Astronomy, Astrophysics, Cosmology and Observational Astronomy.  Mysore Astronomical Society (MAS) is organising a Webinar on ‘Joy of Astrophotography’ on July 17 at 6 pm. The speaker is Ajay Talwar, a famous astrophotographer from Gurgaon.   One of the prolific…

International Astronomy Day on May 2
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International Astronomy Day on May 2

April 30, 2020

By Dr. S.A. Mohan Krishna, Observational Astronomer ‘Astronomy’ is an incredible field of study for many reasons, not least of which is its accessibility to anyone who wanders out on a clear night and gazes skywards to the stars.  Man has evolved on a planet from which he could witness celestial phenomena like the motions…

Eclipse Chaser
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Eclipse Chaser

February 16, 2020

Meet city’s octogenarian umbraphile who travels the globe chasing a blackened Sun By B.C. Thimmaiah Though a total solar eclipse occurs about every 18 months or so, its visibility at any particular place is extremely rare. In order to experience the full effect of the eclipse, one must be on the ‘path of totality’, a…

ASTRONOMY: Astounding ‘Geminid’ Meteor Shower to illuminate Night Sky
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ASTRONOMY: Astounding ‘Geminid’ Meteor Shower to illuminate Night Sky

December 12, 2019

By Dr. S A Mohan Krishna, Observational Astronomer A ‘shooting star’ or ‘meteor’ is caused by a tiny particle of dust entering Earth’s atmosphere. As it plunges downward, it experiences collision with air molecules, and the friction generated causes the particle to glow and eventually burn up completely. Most meteors burn up at altitudes of…

When Darkness Falls, Wonder Rises
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When Darkness Falls, Wonder Rises

December 7, 2019

By Dr. S. A. Mohan Krishna, Observational Astronomer Humans have always been fascinated by the effect of solar eclipse. Before they were predictable, such events caused excitement, bemusement or fear while they were in progress. As soon as they could be predicted, they have prompted even greater anticipation, provoked a visceral sense of wonder, discussion,…

Heavenly visitor ‘iwamoto’ at its best this month
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Heavenly visitor ‘iwamoto’ at its best this month

February 25, 2019

By Dr. S.A. Mohan Krishna, Amateur Astronomer The most beautiful celestial object perceptible in the night sky is the ‘Comet.’ Most of the time, Comets remain in deep-frozen “sleep” in outer space, but occasionally they are dislodged from their orbits and fall forward the inner Solar System. Comets are at their brightest when they are…

ASTRONOMY: ‘Geminid’ Meteor Shower tonight
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ASTRONOMY: ‘Geminid’ Meteor Shower tonight

December 14, 2018

A ‘shooting star’ or ‘meteor’ is caused by a tiny particle of dust entering Earth’s atmosphere. As it plunges downward, it experiences collision with air molecules, and the friction generated causes the particle to glow and eventually burn up completely. Most meteors burn up at altitudes of around 100 km. It is an exceptional celestial…

Symposium on Astronomy
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Symposium on Astronomy

September 14, 2018

Mysuru:  A Symposium on Astronomy will be held tomorrow (Sept. 15) by Rotary Midtown Academy, Hootagalli, Mysuru, in association with Bellatrix Aerospace, Bengaluru at the Academy’s Abdul Kalam Auditorium in city from 9 am to 1.30 pm. Rotary Midtown has pioneered in guiding and orienting young minds. Rotary Midtown Academy houses one of the most…

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