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Special session on Amateur astronomy and Pro-Am collaboration      

The session was held on the 17th February in collaboration with the Astronomical Society of India. The lectures covered various aspects of amateur astronomy and possible collaboration. It was attended by over 100 particiapnts from all over India and offered scope for plenty of discussions and interactions. The astrophotoes by amteurs were displayed.

Science in Action      

Exhibition of models pertaining to astronomy were displayed during 23-25 Jan 2009. More than 70 schools with about 200 students each visited and wondered at the marvel of astronomy.

The new Full Dome Planetarium program entitled "Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose", sponsored by Infosys Foundation, Bangalore,      

Depicting the life and works of Sir J C Bose was inaugurated by Prof K Kasturirangan on 19th November 2008. This marks the commemoration of the 150th birth anniversary. The new projectors sponsored by Infosys Foundation also were inaugurated on this occasion.

Science in Action      

An exhibition of experiments by school children was organised from 29th to 31st August 2008. Over 40 experiments were demonstrated by students from about 26 schools. There was a large influx of visitors in spite of the heavy downpour.

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