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Kaapi with Kuriosity
S. Seetha (Programme Director at Space Science Program Office, ISRO (HQ))
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm Sunday, 11 June 2017
Christ University , Main Auditorium, Hosur Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka, 560029

AstroSat is the first dedicated astronomy mission of ISRO. Launched on 28 September, 2015, it has onboard experiments to view the sky in optical, UV, and X-ray bands. The sources in the dark sky appear very different in different bands and in order to comprehend the processes in and around these sources we need to observe them in different wavebands simultaneously. While UV observations provide information about hot stars, planetary nebulae and star forming regions, x-ray observations provide insights about processes around compact objects like neutron stars and black holes. This talk will give a brief description of the capabilities of AstroSat and some of the initial results from the mission.

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