Discussion Meeting
Ananda Hota, Chiranjib Konar and Sravani Vaddi
07 May 2018 to 13 May 2018
Madhava Lecture Hall, ICTS, Bangalore

RAD@home is the only Indian citizen-science research program in astronomy. It is a Nation-wide Inter-University collaboratory of 100 plus trained citizen-scientists (aka e-astronomers). Selected citizens with a minimum undergraduate-level science education (BSc/BE) from any University are trained in one week-long RADathome Discovery Camps hosted by a research institute to become a member of the collaboratory. During the camp and thereafter e-astronomers, sitting in their homes, discover exotic black hole-galaxy systems from TGSS radio-images taken with the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT), largest such telescope and pride of India. Following that, e-astronomers become Co-investigators in an international team of scientists for follow up observations with the GMRT. Many of their discoveries have already been presented in national/international conferences and have been published internationally with the e-astronomers as co-authors. Thus RADathome ( #RADatHomeIndia ) with it's Any-BSc/BE-Can-Do-research ( #ABCDresearch ) approach is providing equal-opportunity to participate in research with the GMRT to all University-educated citizens of India even in the remote underdeveloped regions, through the Internet. Further details can be found in the article by Hota, Konar, Stalin, Vaddi et al. 2016.

Selected non-local applicants will be provided with accommodation and travel support as per norms. Participants are required to bring their own WiFi-enabled laptop computers. Interested Indian citizens (minimum BSc/BE education), irrespective of their employment status, are welcome to fill the registration form for consideration in the selection process.


One day RAD@home astronomy workshop


20 April 2018
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