List of selected participants for Astronomy Olympiad Exposure Camp 2013 has been uploaded here.
Theme: Radio Astronomy
Moderator: Niruj Mohan R.
Bhalchandra Joshi, NCRA
Avinash Deshpande, RRI
Raj Kunkolienkar, BITS, Goa
Kedar Soni, Dombivali
Theme: Astrophotography and Optical Instrumentation
Moderator: Anand Ghaisas
S. N. Tandon, ISRO
Padmakar Parihar, IIA
Ajay Talwar, AAA, Delhi
*Suresh Mohan, Chennai
Theme: Variables / Occultations / Comets / Novae etc.
Moderator: Arvind Paranjpye
Varun Bhalerao, IUCAA
Margarita Safonova, IIA
*David Dunham, IOTA (skype session)
Deepak Joshee, JVP, Pune
Aniruddha Deshpande, JVP, Pune
Theme: Citizen Science and Virtual Observatory
Moderator: Samir Dhurde
Ashish Mahabal, Caltech
Ananda Hota, UM-DAE CBS, Mumbai
Shishir Deshmukh, Kalyan
*Bharat Nowal, Pune
Theme: Astronomy Education, Outreach and Dark Skies
Moderator: Aniket Sule
T. V. Venkateshwaran, Vigyan Prasar, Delhi
Jasjeet Singh Bagla, IISER, Mohali
Dilip Joshi, Khagol Mandal, Mumbai
Gordon Hudson, Royal Astronomical Society, New Zealand
* - yet to confirm.
Fostering collaboration between amateur and professional astronomers in India
Date: Oct 26-27, 2013
Venue: Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE), Mumbai
Goals of Pro-Am 3
India has a rich tradition of amateur astronomy groups and individuals across the country, who are involved in a diverse range of activities. India is also host to a dynamic and world-class professional astronomy community. Pro-Am 3 aims at bringing these two sets of people together to foster collaborative effort and exchange of knowledge.
To this effect, Pro-Am 2013 will have multiple special sessions on selected topics which are of interest to amateurs, and are also relevant to professionals. These sessions will involve professionals who are willing to set up long term projects with amateurs. We also hope to enable sharing of resources amongst amateurs and setting up of research networks amongst these groups. We will also have an open brainstorming session towards this end.
- Amateur Radio Astronomy (Observations / Hardware)
- Astrophotography & Optical Astronomy Instrumentation
- for amateur use
- Observation of transients & time variability (Variable stars / Occultations / Meteors / Comets / Novae)
- Day Time Astronomy
- Citizen Science & Virtual Observatory
- Outreach, Astronomy Education & Dark Skies
- Needs of Amateurs Astronomers’ community in India