Pune: Through only touch, a journey all the way to Venus

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.

Gravitational wave detector to be built in India by 2025

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.


IUCAA to play a vital role in ISRO’s Astrosat

AS had arranged a talk session with scientists involved in creation and maintenance of Astrosat, which was launched in PSLV-C30.

I’m an insider who spent some years outside, says new IUCAA director

After Jayant Naralikar, Naresh Dadhich and Kembhavi, Raychaudhary will be the fourth director of the prestigious institute that was set up in 1992.

Mock drill carried out on IUCAA campus

The drill that began around 2 pm was going on till late night.

You are here: Varsity to put up maps on campus from July

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.


GMRT helps team of scientists to capture millisecond pulsars

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.

Shimla variety to test why Newton’s tree withered away

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.

‘No astronomical evidence to prove world will end on Dec 21’

“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 doesn’t 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.

No thoroughfare: Varsity puts curbs on entry to campus

The University of Pune has decided to restrict entry to its premises to prevent roads on the campus being used as thoroughfare.