‘10 per cent TIFR-GMRT Sky Survey results uploaded on website’

This was announced by Dr Ishwara Chandra,Scientist,National Centre for Radio Astrophysics,at a press meet on Friday.

Written by Express News Service | Pune | Published: December 7, 2013 3:19 am

After Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) and Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) undertook the TIFR-GMRT Sky Survey (TGSS) one-and-a half-years ago,10 per cent of the survey results have been uploaded on the official website. This was announced by Dr Ishwara Chandra,Scientist,National Centre for Radio Astrophysics,at a press meet on Friday. “Researchers from institutes like Oxford and Cambridge are using this facility,” he added.

“Indian and International scientists have been using our survey results for research. This is a big achievement for GMRT. Within a year,the entire survey will be available online,”said Chandra.

Meanwhile,an international conference ‘The Metre Wavelength Sky’ is being organised to mark 50 years of radio astronomy research at TIFR and 10 years of operation of GMRT as an international observatory. The conference,to be held at NCRA-TIFR from December 9,will be inaugurated by Mustansir Barma,Director,TIFR.

The inaugural address on the growth of radio astronomy will be mad by Ron Ekers,former President,International Astronomical Union. “Though the aim of the conference is to look back at the achievements over the last 50 years,the principal emphasis will be on recent results and new developments in instrumentation. In addition,a special celebratory session marking the historical developments at NCRA-TIFR will be held at the GMRT observatory on Friday,the last day of the conference,” said officials.

As many 200 radio astronomers from across the world have registered for the conference.

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