Mastering Astronomy

  • Duration: 60min
  • Language: English
  • Ages: All Ages
  • Date: October 22, 2020 13:00
  • Recorded: Live session with recording available afterwards
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The scarcity of resources means that learners and educators have to improvise their methods of learning and teaching. This workshop will use innovative methods such as role – playing with family and friends to learn astronomy. Join Samir as he uses everyday items to teach astronomy. Learners, educators and parents are encouraged to register and catch empowering DIY activities in astronomy.


Samir Dhurde is in-charge of the popular outreach programme – SciPOP , at the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy & Astrophysics (IUCAA) in Pune, India. He works towards developing and using both very simple as well as very technical methods to make Science learning fun and to take scientific fervour to everyone. Trained as a Radio Astronomer, he loves to travel across his vast and beautiful country to share Astronomy with the people, inspire children, and encourage amateur astronomers to contribute to Science. Over the last decade he has been in many EPO advisory groups such as the ASI-POEC, TMT-WEPOC, LIGO-India, ISRO-TOT, IAU-NOC etc., putting in efforts to design large-scale educational programmes and resources in India and abroad.

IUCAA have certainly proven themselves when it comes to going big. They currently hold the Guinness Book of World Record for having the most number of learners attend an astronomy programme at the same time.