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The Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT), which is the world’s largest radio telescope facility operating at low radio frequencies, was shut down for a day on 3rd June 2020 since cyclone Nisarga’s predicted trajectory was close to its array of 30 fully steerable parabolic dishes of 45m-diameter antennas, spread out over a 30km region about 10km east of Narayangaon town on Maharashtra’s Pune-Nasik highway.
February 28th is celebrated as National Science Day all over the country, commemorating the discovery of the Raman Effect by C.V. Raman, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930. Each year, Science Day is celebrated at the GMRT observatory at Khodad for two days 28th February and 29th February/1st March.
We are pleased to announce a conference titled "Modern Engineering Trends in Astronomy" (META-2019) jointly organized by National Centre for Radio Astrophysics of TIFR, Raman Research Institutes and Indian Institutes of Astrophysics, which will be held on 15th, 16th and 17th September, 2019 at Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore, India. The aim of the conference is to provide a common platform for Engineers working in the field of Astronomy and Astrophysics to share their knowledge and discuss the recent Engineering trends in building instruments for research in Astronomy and Astrophysics in India.