Manufactured thousands of miles away in South Africa, a 3D-printed yellowish-brown model of planet Venus was among the handful of tactile objects — globes, maps, grids and a dome — that were introduced for the first time at the IUCAA.
A LIGO detector, capable of detecting gravitational waves, will soon be constructed in India, and will be run by a consortium, including the IITs and the Inter-University Centre of Astronomy and Astrophysics.
From the new academic session starting July,locating various departments in the University of Pune will become easier. The varsity will put up 19 maps at various sites inside the campus,including one at the three entrance gates each to help visitors and students find their way.
A scientists team comprising Dr Bhaswati Bhattacharyya of the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics and Jayanta Roy of NCRA, have reported the discovery of six millisecond pulsars (MSPs) using the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope,Khodad which further pushes the boundaries of known parameter space of MSPs.
An apple tree,grafted from the descendant of the orginal Isaac Newton tree at Cambridge,that had a place of pride at the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics for many years,has been replaced with a tree from Shimla.
If someone asks you whether the world is going to end in December this year,ask him to bet on it. Tell him to pay you Rs 1,000 if the world doesnt end,and if it does,you will pay him the money, said scientist Jayant Narlikar on Tuesday at an open house at Chandrashekar auditorium at Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics.