Partial Solar eclipse 26 January 2009      

More than one thousand people visited the Planetarium to have a safe glimpse of the eclipsed sun - telescopes, sunspotter showed the real view; there was a model and computer simulation too!

Occultation of Mars May10, 2008      

On October 25th the sky gazers were in for a surprise! A comet had suddenly brightened in the north east in the constellation of Perseus. The comet is still moving within the boundaries of the constellation of Perseus. At sunset the constellation is low in the North East. By about 10:30 it attains a comfortable elevation. The comet is expected to remain bright for another fortnight, assuming that it is behaving the same way as it did in 1896. Thus any evening when it is clear scan the North East part of the sky. A fuzzy patch next to a fairly bright star is the comet; even through the telescope it looks like a patch with no impressive tail. At last we have a comet visible without telescopes! Figure shows the location of the comet at about 7:00 pm in the first week of November; the W shape is Cassieopea and the star cluster in the east is Pleiades The photogrpah is by Deepak Dembla with a Nikon camera

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