29th August, 2015: No meeting will be held at Akashmitra.

22nd August, 2015: Akashmitra is happy to have Miss. Shweta Kulkarni  founder of Astron club in Pune to talk on the 2nd “Women in Astronomy” lecture series on the topic “Harvard’s Computers”. Check the poster for all details. Link to the abstract of the talk and details.

Photos and report of Miss. Kulkarni’s talk

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15th August, 2015: Holiday for Akashmitra as India celebrates its 68th Independence Day.

8th August, 2015: Miss. Vallari Shende will speak on woman astronomer Henrietta Levitt in our first lecture of our newly launched lecture series Women in Astronomy. Link to Vallari’s abstract for the talk.

The talk will be from 6:50pm – 7:30pm at Akashmitra.


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 about exciting careers in this field from an eminent scientist like Prof. Kembhavi.

Prof. Kembhavi is a distinguished professor at IUCAA and the current director. He obtained his PhD from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) under the guidance of renowned scientist Prof. Jayant Narlikar. He has also been a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge  in England. His interests include active galaxies, quasars, pulsars and their studies. He heads the Virtual Observatory project in India and has helped link lots of universities and colleges to institutes like IUCAA. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences and Indian Academy of Sciences and has received the UGC Hari Om award. He has a great flare for science popularization and is a versatile speaker who can address audiences in English, Hindi and Marathi. Prof. Kembhavi has written for lot of science journals and magazines and has given several talks at Akashmitra on topics ranging from Variable Stars to Evolution of the Solar System. It is an honor for us to have him talk for us on 7th August, 2015. 

The talk will also be live streamed on