The ASTRONOMY CLUB is part of the Science and Technology Courncil of IIT Kanpur. Here, we attempt to bring about an interest and awareness in the field of Astronomy and Space Research.
All along the we have been promoting amateur astronomy through talks, competetions and shows. Astronomy is fun, but it can be even more fun when you do it with other people. So here we are for you to be amazed along with you.
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We hold Observation sessions regularly. In these sessions, telescope will be used for observing Moon, nebulae, planets like Saturn etc. However, naked eye observations and using binoculars also plays an important role in astronomy. Informal session involving small quizzes and general discussions.
We are proud to have our own inhouse planetarium built entirely by students. The planetarium was inaugurated on Jan 29th, 2012, and still stands to marvel the dedication of the students who built it. Today we host various planetarium shows, some of which are made by the students themselves.
To the uninitiated, nothing could be more logical than afocal photography: if you look through a telescope's eyepiece, why wouldn't you point a camera into it? The club has its own SLR camera which is used for various photometrical projects.
Astronomy Club, ITK, has built its own observatory for astronomical research. It hosts a mammoth 14 inch Celestron EdgeHD, which brings the Heavens down to earth. The observatory was inaugurated in summers'14. It is currently open for observations.
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