Workshop on Science of the Star in Our Backyard at St. Mary College, Kerala [Dec 26-29]: Register by Nov 5: Expired


In order to use the opportunity of the Annular Solar Eclipse (ASE) occurring on 26th December, 2019 in southern India, to create awareness and to convey more scientific information to the public as well as the students, it is planned to conduct a three and half days workshop (one day for eclipse and two and half days for advanced lectures and hands-on) at St. Mary’s College, Sulthan Bathery, Wayanad, Kerala.

The first day of the program, which will also be open to the public is devoted to watching the ASE safely and discussing it with experts. The location is chosen close to the central line of the shadow trail of the Moon. A public lecture on the evening of the eclipse day is also arranged. The scientific sessions will commence from the second day onwards.


It is expected that this workshop will clear misconceptions about the ASE in the public and motivate the selected students to pursue the subject of solar astronomy and enrich it with their contributions in the future.

  1. Introduction to the Sun,
  2. Eclipses of the Sun,
  3. Solar activity and eruptive phenomena,
  4. Solar interior and Helio-seismology,
  5. Magneto-hydrodynamics of the Sun,
  6. Solar wind and space weather,
  7. High-resolution spectra from the Sun,
  8. Current and upcoming facilities for solar observations.
Who can Attend?

Postgraduate students in Physics, early-career research scholars in solar astrophysics and highly motivated undergraduates from various colleges/universities can apply.


Interested candidates can register online by clicking here.

Important Dates
  • Registration opens: October 18, 2019
  • Registration deadline: November 5, 2019
  • Intimation of selection: November 10, 2019

Email ID: solarwayanad@gmail.com

For further details, click here.


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