Khagol 119

KHAG L No. 119 JULY 2019 | ISSN 0972-7647 A quarterly bulletin of the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (An Autonomous Institution of the University Grants Commission) Editor : Aseem Paranjape ( ) Editorial Assistant : Manjiri Mahabal ( ) Refresher Course in Astronomy and Astrophysics | KHAG L | No. 119 - JULY 2019 | 01 The Refresher Course in Astronomy and Astrophysics for College and University Teachers was held at IUCAA, during May 13 - June 14, 2019. There were 24 participants, who came fromdifferent parts of India. The course contained a balance of introductoryAstronomy andAstrophysics lectures alongwith a sprinkling of current topics and ideas at the forefront of research. The participants were also introduced to the astronomical facilities available to them in India, and the astronomy-related mega-science projects that India is part of. The lectures were delivered by academic members of IUCAA and NCRA. There were special hands-on sessions conducted to give the participants some experience in handling of astronomical data and software. There were special lectures Follow us on our face book page : Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics Available online at given by staff members of the Astronomy Centre for Education (ACE) at IUCAA, regarding science education, and from the IUCAA SciPop team regarding public outreach, and about the use of scientific toys in education. The participants were taken to a tour of the IUCAA Girawali Observatory as well as the GMRT facility. The active participation of the attendants during the lectures and the question and answer sessions was crucial to the success of the refresher course. The entire staff at IUCAA was helpful in the organization of the course. In particular, Santosh Khadilkar took care of the administrative requirements, and Senith Samuel looked after the visitor services. The faculty coordinators for the Refresher CoursewereAseemParanjape and SurhudMore. Contents... Reports of Past Events Welcome Colloquia, Seminars & Neem Seminars Announcement Public Outreach Activities Visitors 1 & 2; 5 to 8 3 & 4 6 & 9 9 9 to 14 15 & 16