• Diary of an Astro-nomad – I

    In July 2009, India witnessed  the longest total eclipse of the millennium and I traveled to Patna, Bihar with a group of amateur astronomers to see it. Unfortunately the weather played spoilsport and when it began, read more

  • Diary of an Astro-nomad – III

    July 2010, visit to the incredible High Altitude Gamma Ray Telescope (HAGAR)  at The Indian Astronomical Observatory (IAO)Hanle, Ladakh, India. read more

  • Diary of an Astro-nomad – II

    We traveled to the town of Varkala in Kerala to see the longest annular solar eclipse of this millenium, nicknamed ‘the Ring of Fire’. An annular solar eclipse happens when the Moon covers the Sun’s center, leaving the Sun’s visible outer edges to form a “ring of fire” or annulus around the Moon. In an annular eclipse of the Sun, the Moon casts its antumbra – the outer part of the Moon’s umbra – on the Earth.

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