Galaxy Forum India – Cumulative

Galaxy Forum Indian 2011 – Bangalore

Wed-Thu 8-9 September 2011 @ Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and J. N. Planetarium

(Credit: ILOA, ISRO, NASA)

This national Galaxy Forum India was organized with the expert cooperation of the Bangalore Association For Science Education (BASE), the Government of Karnataka’s Department of Science and Technology, the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium, and the International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA). It brought together teachers from all over India and included resources and presenters from the highest levels of Indian astronomical science.

Former President of India, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, inaugurated the 2 day national event. Below are pictures from Galaxy Forum India 2011 – Bangalore: APJ Abdul Kalam (TL) ; Professor UR Rao (TR); 400+ Galaxy Forum Participants including 300 India teachers, government dignitaries, leading scientists and regional news media.


With the coordination and assistance of Dr. C. S. Shukre of JNP, and the express support of Professor U. R. Rao, Chairman of the Governing Council of the Physical Research Laboratory and former Chairman of the ISRO, the event was assured success.

The program of feature presentations included:

Prof. J. N. GoswamiPlanetary Astronomy

Prof. Biman NathThe Universe

Steve DurstILOA Missions Update

Prof. G. RajasekaranThe elusive neutrinos and their importance in physics and astronomy

Prof. P. C. AgarwalSpace Astronomy

Prof. P. Venkatkrishnan – Solar Astronomy

There was also a panel discussion:

Perspectives on Astronomy Education in India

We are all looking forward to more useful strides as well as increasing social and commercial endeavors toward science education and space exploration.


Galaxy Forum India 2010 – Bangalore

Monday 9 August 2010 (9:30am – 4:30pm) @ the Nehru Planetarium

Galaxy Forum India Bangalore Nehre Planetarium
Over 100 attendees, including ~50 teachers and educators.

Special thanks to Nehru Planetarium Director Chandrakant Shukre, Prof UR Rao, BS Shylaja, PG Galgali, HR Madhusudan and KK Kutty for helping to organize, promote and host the event in Bangalore.

Reach for the stars – and the planetarium tells you how, Daily News and Analysis, Mumbai, 10 August 2010.

Click here to download PDF announcement (13KB)


Included panel discussion on “Perspectives on Astronomy Education in India.”


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