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Development of roof-shed observatory for Fergusson College, Pune

From November 2015 to May 2016 I worked with Mr. Manish Hiray and Prof. Raka Dabhade , Head of Physics Department, Fergusson Collge, Pune on setting up a roof-shed observatory for a 9.25 inch Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope. We spent several winter … Continue reading

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Pulsar Observatory School

I attended the 5th edition of the Pulsar Observatory School held at the Ooty Radio Telescope by the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA). I was selected based on my performance at the 8th Radio Astronomy Winter School (RAWSC) in … Continue reading

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Characterization of Readout Electronics of Charge Coupled Devices (CCD) and Noise Characterization of IUCAA Digital Sampling Array Controller (IDSAC):

IUCAA Digital Sampling Array Controller (IDSAC) is an indigenous project carried out the Electronics Instrumentation lab of IUCAA. Today, a large number of telescope projects in the world will make use of a mosaic of CCDs for wide field of … Continue reading

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Wide Area Linear Optical Polarimeter (WALOP) lab development and Characterization

WALOP is an ambitious astronomical polarimeter which is going to be built as a part of the Polar-Areas Stellar Imaging Polarization High-Accuracy Experiment (PASIPHAE) collaboration between the University of Crete in Greece, the Inter-University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) in Pune, India, … Continue reading

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Report on the 8th Radio Astronomy Winter School held in December 2015

The PDF document in this post contains my report on the 8th Radio Astronomy Winter School held at the Inter-University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) and National Center for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA) in December 2015. I had the opportunity … Continue reading

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Observations on 23rd August, 2015

August is a mid monsoon month in India. Yet, the past week (17th Aug – 23rd Aug, 2015) has been pretty dry and cloudless in Pune, India. Today i.e. Sunday 23rd August, 2015 I got a chance to see the … Continue reading

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Activities for the month of August, 2015

7th August, 2015: Public talk to be given by Prof. Ajit Kembhavi – director of the prestigious Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune on the topic “Careers in Astronomy and Astrophysics”. A great opportunity for all to learn more … Continue reading

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