An introduction to Astronomy, Enviro Trips, IB Students field projects

An introduction to Radio Astronomy

Mr Sudhakar, Research Fellow at Tata Institute of Fundamental research introduces the principles of Radio Astronomy

A quiz on astronomy followed by a presentation by Raminder Chowdhary (Managing Trustee) of One Earth Foundation set our visiting students up for the next days visit to the Radio Astronomy Center (RAC) run by the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) on the outskirts of Ooty.  The group of 36 students accompanied by 3 teachers from a leading International School in Bangalore participated enthusiastically in the Quiz and followed that up with numerous thought provoking questions in the presentation.

Armed with an understanding of the basic principles of Radio Astronomy, they could grasp the teachings in the session conducted by Mr. Sudhakar, Research Fellow at TIFR.  Rain was no constraint and all had the opportunity to see the 535 Mtr long Radio Telescope set up at a 12 degree gradient in the outskirts of ooty.  Here are some photos of our activities

Raminder Chowdhary (Managing Trustee) One Earth Foundation making a presentation on Astronomy

Mr Sudhakar (TIFR) explains the principles of radio Astronomy

The Radio Astronomy Center at Ooty

Mr Sudhakar on How the 0.5 Km Radio Telescope works

The RAC (Ooty). Another view.

One Earth Foundation works towards the conservation and preservation of the immense natural and cultural wealth of the Nilgiris region in South India.  For additional information about our inspiring and challenging field trips for students, please contact

Raminder Chowdhary

1 Comment to “An introduction to Radio Astronomy”

  1. Fabulous, Raminder. We need more people like you. GOD Bless.

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