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Great Conjunction-2020: Jupiter and Saturn to dance tonight
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Great Conjunction-2020: Jupiter and Saturn to dance tonight

December 21, 2020

By Dr. S.A. Mohan Krishna, Amateur Astronomer Tonight will be definitely memorable and remarkable for observational and amateur astronomers! In the history of Astronomy, today cannot be forgotten by any individual. Jupiter and Saturn will be exceptionally close in the recorded history and is referred to as ‘Great Conjunction – 2020’. Astronomy connoisseurs are in…

‘Geminid’ meteor shower to light night sky tonight
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‘Geminid’ meteor shower to light night sky tonight

December 14, 2020

By Dr. S.A. Mohan Krishna, Amateur 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 around…

Meteor Showers to light up  the night sky this month
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Meteor Showers to light up the night sky this month

November 17, 2020

By Dr. S.A. Mohan Krishna Amateur Astronomer The sky-gazers and amateur astronomers can see the astounding Leonid Meteor Showers lighting up the night sky this month. A meteor, sometimes called a ‘shooting star,’ can be the brightest object in the night sky, yet meteoroids are the smallest bodies in the Solar System that can be…

Once in a Blue Moon… Smallest Full Moon on Oct. 31
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Once in a Blue Moon… Smallest Full Moon on Oct. 31

October 30, 2020

By Dr. S.A. Mohan Krishna, Amateur Astronomer Sky-watching has fascinated humans from time immemorial. Every celestial object in the night sky has captivated sky-gazers, eventually leading to continuous observation and exploration. There is a celestial feast for Mysureans this month, as everyone can witness the smallest full moon on Oct. 31. The distance between Earth…

SKYWATCH: A mesmerizing experience
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SKYWATCH: A mesmerizing experience

September 20, 2020

Six planets galore in the evening sky at greater heights By Dr. S.A. Mohan Krishna, Amateur Astronomer Planet Watching’ is one of the most enthralling, pleasurable and spellbinding experience. If we witness the sky on a dark, clear night we can see many hundreds of stars and few terrestrial planets. They are not alike; they…

International Excellence Award for city Professor
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International Excellence Award for city Professor

August 31, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: Dr. S.A. Mohan Krishna, working an an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Vidyavardhaka College of Engineering, Mysuru, has been awarded  ‘Dr. M.G.K. Menon International Excellence Achievement Award’ by the International Friendship Society, New Delhi in recognition of his achievements in teaching, research and academics and also towards his achievements in Science,…

Rendezvous of Jupiter and  Saturn with Moon tonight
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Rendezvous of Jupiter and Saturn with Moon tonight

August 29, 2020

By Dr. S.A. Mohan Krishna Amateur Astronomer Yesterday, we were privileged to see the closeness of three celestial objects namely Moon, Jupiter and Saturn. Tonight (Aug. 29) too in southeastern direction, one can clearly witness these objects with ease, provided the sky should be absolutely clear. Moon, Jupiter and Saturn can be seen tonight in…

Perseid Meteor Showers to light up the night sky
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Perseid Meteor Showers to light up the night sky

August 11, 2020

By Dr. S.A. Mohan Krishna, Amateur Astronomer and Convener, Mysore Astronomical Society Indians are privileged to witness astounding Perseid Meteor Showers in the month of August. It is an exceptional celestial spectacle for sky observers that the extravagant yearly ‘Perseid’ showers will illuminate the night sky on Aug. 11 and 12. “Perseids” is a meteor…

Jupiter and Saturn to dance with Moon tonight
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Jupiter and Saturn to dance with Moon tonight

August 1, 2020

By Dr. S. A. Mohan Krishna, Amateur Astronomer & Convener, Mysore Astronomical Society On August 1 and 2, we are privileged to see the closeness of three celestial objects namely Moon, Jupiter and Saturn. Tonight in South-Eastern direction, one can clearly witness these objects with ease, provided the sky should be absolutely clear.  Moon, Jupiter…

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