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Astrosat: A Multiwavelength View of the Universe – A lecture at Kaapi with Kuriosity.

June 8, 2017

Astrosat: A Multiwavelength View of the Universe
A lecture by
Dr.S. Seetha
Programme Director at the Space Science Program Office, ISRO

Kaapi with Kuriosity organised by
International Centre for Theoretical Sciences
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
and
Christ University, Bengaluru

Kaapi with Kuriosity is a monthly public lecture series organised by the International Centre for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS-TIFR) in collaboration with Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium and other educational institutions in Bengaluru.

Dr.S. Seetha is the Programme Director at Space Science Program Office ISRO (HQ). She joined the Technical Physics Division at ISRO’s Satellite Centre (ISAC) Bengaluru, after acquiring a Masters Degree in Electronics at IIT Madras, Chennai. She then secured a PhD at the Indian Institute of Science in Astronomy.

AstroSat is the first dedicated astronomy mission of ISRO. Launched on 28 September, 2015, it has onboard experiments to view the sky in optical, UV, and X-ray bands. The sources in the dark sky appear very different in different bands and in order to comprehend the processes in and around these sources we need to observe them in different wavebands simultaneously. While UV observations provide information about hot stars, planetary nebulae and star forming regions, x-ray observations provide insights about processes around compact objects like neutron stars and black holes. This talk will give a brief description of the capabilities of AstroSat and some of the initial results from the mission.

Sunday | 11th June 2017 | 4:00 PM

Venue:
Main Auditorium,
Christ University,
Hosur Road,
Bengaluru

Directions to the Venue: https://goo.gl/maps/ctyt5BfQu4D2

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