Recent Publication:

08/02/2018 00:06
Recent Publication: Recent Publication: Deshmukh, Prasanna, , et al. "Primary Mirror Active Control Simulation of Prototype Segmented Mirror Telescope." 2017 Indian Control Conferenc (ICC). IEEE, 2017.   Deshmukh, Prasanna, et al. "A soft actuator for prototype segmented...

Best Poster Award in ASI 2015

20/02/2015 11:43
Received the Best Poster Award for the year 2015 in Astronomical Society of India Meeting 2015 in Instrumentation category : For the poster “Dynamic loading assembly for performance testing of Segmented Mirror  Telescope Actuators” . Ref: ASI Website

Poster on LELIO @ Pro-Am 3

21/10/2013 22:09
On 25-26th October 2013 Ill be presenting LELIO project poster at 3rd Professional-Amateur Meeting in Astronomy (Pro-Am 3)   which will be held during Oct 26-27, 2013 at Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE), Mumbai.   Read More about LELIO: CLICK HERE  

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse of 18-19 October 2013

17/10/2013 19:08
The last lunar eclipse of the year is a relatively deep penumbral eclipse with a magnitude of 0.7649. It should be easily visible to the naked eye as a dusky shading in the southern half of the Moon. The times of the major phases are listed below (Indian timings in...

My article on 'Comet ISON' DIY activity in Bangalore Mirror

28/08/2013 11:23
My article on 'Comet ISON' DIY activity in Bangalore Mirror ...   Thanks to Tapasya Mitra (Reporter, Bangalore Mirror) for compiling it.        Click Here: Online Article from Bangalore Mirror Website.   HOME page:

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse of 25-26 April 2013

21/04/2013 01:58
      This is a deep penumbral eclipse with a penumbral magnitude of 0.9866 ( For comparison full moon has magnitude of -13 which can be seen at the end of this eclipse). It should be easily visible to the naked eye as a dusky shading in the northern half of the Moon. The...

Article on me in Newspaper "PunyaNagar"

06/03/2013 00:01
Below is the article published in the Marathi Newspaper "Punya-Nagari" It basically explains about my Journey until now, my ongoing work and future plans....   SANGLI Edition: PUNE Edition:   Online Edition from Archives of...

Upcoming Update in October 2012

14/10/2012 10:49
Upcoming Update: 1) New Main Page:  My Hobbys... 2) New link in Beyond IYA page:  Important Astronomy Liks for all... 3) Blog article: Life at Kavalur Observatory... 4) Update of  Page: My Astrophotography.... 5) Update of  Page: Photogallery.... 6) New Main Page:...

Upcoming Astronomy Events....

16/09/2012 18:05
Click Below:   22 September 2012: International Observe the Moon Night!   5-19 October 2012: Great World Wide Star Count 2102   November 2013: Brightest Comet is coming soon...

Seminar on 'Venus Transit 2012' on 5 June 2012

05/06/2012 10:33
I will be giving Seminar on 'Venus Transit 2012' on 5 June 2012. Organized by: SPIE & OSA Student Chapter, Calcutta University. Venue: Applied Physics Seminar Hall, Calcutta Univesity. Time: 4 PM   Poster:
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