Mysore/Mysuru: Mysore Astronomical Society (MAS) has organised a webinar on ‘Solar Astronomy with Forthcoming ADITYA L1 Mission’ on Aug. 23 (Sunday) at 6 pm.
The resource person will be Dr. Dipankar Banerjee, who has been recently appointed as the Director, Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES), Nainital.
An astrophysicist working in Indian Institute of Astrophysics for past 15 years, he has a Bachelor’s degree in Physics (St. Xavier’s College) and Master’s degree in Theoretical Physics from University of Kolkata.
He obtained his Ph.D from Indian Institute of Astrophysics and completed two post-doctoral tenures in reputed institutions in Europe.
Dr. Banerjee’s area of interest is the Sun and the solar atmosphere. His work involves theoretical and numerical modelling using data from ground and space-based instruments. He is the head of the Science working group and Co-PI of the Coronagraph payload to be launched on Indian Satellite “Aditya” by ISRO. Aditya is the first dedicated Indian mission to study the Sun, expected to be launched around 2020-21.
He is the project coordinator for National Large-Scale Telescope Project (NLST). NLST is a proposed 2-meter ground-based telescope planned to be installed at a Himalayan site. He is also involved with NASA’s PUNCH mission.
The webinar will be conducted through Google Meet and is open for all. No registration fee. Participants should register themselves and all attendees will get an e-certificate. Interested may contact Conveners Dr. S.A. Mohan Krishna on Mob: 96323-76757 or Shwetha Krishna on Mob: 90084-92433 or Student Coordinator V. Vaishnavi Srivatsa on Mob: 96327-48875.