Tag: Dr. S.A. Mohan Krishna

Heavenly Visitor ‘Swan’ at its best in May
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Heavenly Visitor ‘Swan’ at its best in May

May 16, 2020

By Dr. S.A. Mohan Krishna, Observational Astronomer The most beautiful and unpredictable celestial object perceptible in the night or morning 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…

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…

50th Anniversary of World Earth Day tomorrow
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50th Anniversary of World Earth Day tomorrow

April 21, 2020

By Dr. S.A. Mohan Krishna, Observational Astronomer  Theme: Climate Action Earth is the third planet from the Sun. It is the largest of the terrestrial planets in the Solar System in diameter, mass and density. It is also referred to as the World and Terra. The planet formed 4.54 billion years ago, and life appeared…

Mellifluous Rendezvous of Mars, Jupiter and Saturn with Moon
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Mellifluous Rendezvous of Mars, Jupiter and Saturn with Moon

March 17, 2020

By Dr. S.A. Mohan Krishna, Observational Astronomer From time immemorial, man has always been inquisitive by nature. He has been exploring the sky very deeply and effectively. None can rival the glory of star-studded night sky, being strewn with unassailable and unprecedented celestial objects. Many astronomical objects have captivated humans with love, affection, passion and…

Selected for Sir C.V. Raman Lifetime Achievement Award
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Selected for Sir C.V. Raman Lifetime Achievement Award

February 9, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: Dr. S. A. Mohan Krishna, Professor at Vidyavardhaka College of Engineering (VVCE), Mysuru, has been selected for the prestigious IRDP Sir C.V. Raman Lifetime International Achievement Award.  This award, instituted by IRDP, Chennai, is given in recognition for his achievements in Teaching, Research and Publications. The award function will be held on Feb. 23…

Beautiful and Brightest Snow Supermoon Tonight
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Beautiful and Brightest Snow Supermoon Tonight

February 9, 2020

By Dr. S.A. Mohan Krishna, Observational Astronomer Tonight (Feb.9), Indians will be privileged to witness the spectacular, resplendent, and first Supermoon of this year. This is known as lunar perigee and a normal lunar perigee averaging a distance of 3,62,479 kilometres happens once every orbital period. This event can be referred as “Supermoon.” The term…

Vikram Sarabhai Excellence Award
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Vikram Sarabhai Excellence Award

January 29, 2020

Mysuru/Mysore:  Dr. S. A. Mohan Krishna, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Vidyavardhaka College of Engineering (VVCE), Mysuru, has been selected for Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Excellence Award. This award, instituted by International Global Peace University, Hosur, will be given to him in recognition for his achievements in Science, Education and Engineering at the University’s convocation on…

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse on Jan. 10-11
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Penumbral Lunar Eclipse on Jan. 10-11

January 7, 2020

By Dr. S.A. Mohan Krishna, Observational Astronomer December 26 of 2019 seems to be really memorable and astounding for Indians, as everyone could witness the spectacular annular solar eclipse! Even though it was overcast and murky from Mysuru and Bengaluru, somehow Mysureans managed to see to this rare astronomical spectacle with utmost difficulty. Suddenly all…

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