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“Tune your television to any channel it doesn't receive and about 1 percent of the dancing static you see is accounted for by this ancient remnant of the Big Bang. The next time you complain that there is nothing on, remember that you can always watch the birth of the universe.”
― Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything





Hands-On Workshop

Career Talks
Highly Reputed Speakers
Informal Interaction
Exciting Sessions



Lecture topics include star formation, stellar magnetism, galactic dynamics, active galactic nuclei and gravitational waves.

Hands-on session on computational astrophysics and stratospheric balloon experiments.


A five-day winter school on astronomy for senior undergraduate students and MSc level graduate students. Target students are aspiring astronomers or astronomy enthusiasts that are enrolled in other programs. Hands-on workshops will be emphasized and along with lectures delivered by leading practitioners in the field. Only 80 spaces are open to students from all countries.


This is an inclusive winter school that emphasizes regional and gender equity and encourages cultural exchange and awareness between students from different countries. We value the role of informal interactions among participants and the consequent mentoring of students by senior scientists. Career counseling discussion groups are also organized.


This is one of the largest astronomy winter schools in the region, and it seeks to promote the development of professional astronomers through this event, as well as broaden the appeal of science to local school students and the general public in the host city by organizing public lectures and discussions.


A key highlight of the previous winter schools was the interaction among participants, leading to a wider and in-depth dialogue on astronomy. Students appreciate the opportunity to have informal discussions with leading scientists outside of the lecture hall. This element is often missing at their home colleges. Articles describing the past schools are available at http://astrowin.uwo.ca

AstroWin'19 can be looked up at: https://astrowin19.wixsite.com/astrowin19


AstroWin'20 will deliver a five-day intense crash course on astronomy with various hands-on workshops covering the latest developments in the field of astrophysics. The objective of AstroWin'20 like all previous schools is primarily to inspire students to take up careers in astronomy.


The organizers seek out up to a few select scientists to be primary lecturers at the school and also participate in content development. A series of secondary lecturers will also be invited, and the diversity of speakers are emphasized. Hands-on sessions will include theory, computation, and data analysis. Students will leave the school having replicated some of the analysis that went into recent discoveries of gravitational waves, interpreted observational data from stellar clusters, and ran a simple computer simulation of star formation. A visit and half-day mini-workshop at the TIFR National Balloon Facility, Hyderabad, where we will do some demonstration of scientific ballooning for astronomical observations.


AstroWin’20 – Early Registration Selected Participants


Srishti Anna Chenni, St Joseph's College (Autonomous)

Parikshit Nadimpalli, Wesley Degree College, Secunderabad

Subham Sen, Jorhat Institute of Science and Technology

Sujan Prasad Gautam, Central Department of Physics - Tribhuvan University

Sabin Hashmi, Central University of Tamil Nadu

Prashrit Baruwal, Central Department of Physics, Tribhuvan university

Sukhvinder Kaur, M. P. Birla Institute of Fundamental Research, Kolkata

Haris Ansari, University of Hyderabad

Srishti Sharma, Mumbai University

Chinmay Shahi, Matsya University, Alwar (Rajasthan)

Majithiya Drishtiben P., Maharaja Saiyajirao university

Devendra Raj Upadhyay, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Sabarathnam E, Xilinx INC

Pratik Vasant Dedhia, Skyroot Aerospace Pvt Ltd

Pedapudi Sai Ravi Teja, Skyroot Aerospace Pvt Ltd

Aritri Mohanta, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda

Pankaj Kumar Saini, NIT Calicut

Dwij Brahmbhatt, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Vadodara

Malay Garg, Delhi Technological University

Mahek Jangda, NMIMS University, Mumbai University

Smyan Thota, FIITJEE Junior College

Hemant Kumar, Center for Basic Sciences, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur

Shivani Sahu, Center for Basic Sciences, Pandit Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur

Shyamalee Bora, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh

Sanskar Vashishtha, Fergusson College, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Harman Jot Singh, Panjab University, Chandigarh

Kushal Khatiwada, Amrit Campus, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Bijin Joseph, St Xaviers College, Mumbai

Prachi Prajapati, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Thiruvananthapuram

Anju Panthi, BITS Pilani

Ajinkya Rajendra Kakade, Fergusson College (Autonomous), Pune.

Mahmoud Mohamed Mahmoud Helmy, Faculty of Science -Astronomy Dept.-Al-Azhar university

Saudamini Prakash Kulkarni, Savitribai Phule Pune University

Patel Vrund Rameshbahi, M.S. University, Vadodara, Gujrat

Harshit Tiwari, Swami Keshvanand Institute of Technology

Ankita, G.G.D.S.D. College sector 32-C, Chandigarh

Vanshaj Bindal, Manipal Institute Of Technology, Manipal

Sharanjeet Singh, G.G.D.S.D COLLEGE, SEC 32, CHANDIGARH

Sampada Sunil Gaonkar, St Xavier's College, Mumbai

Ankita Waghmare, St. Xavier's College, Mumbai

Arnav Bhavsar, IIT Mandi

Shreyas Bapat, IIT Mandi

Hanaan Rahmah Shafi, New York University Abu Dhabi

Shivani Yadav, Miranda House, University of Delhi

Gahana Tiwari, St Xavier's College, Mumbai

Anushikha Chaudhuri, Shiv Nadar University

Nour Dergham, Osmania University, Hyderabad

Aayush Gautam, Birendra Multiple Campus, Tribhuwan University, Nepal



Approved on 15.11.2019


Due to increase in number of application we will be increasing the number of participants from previously stated figure of 80 to 100.

Organizing Committee

Shantanu Basu, Western University, Canada
Ajit Kembhavi, IUCAA, India

Mousumi Das, Indian Institute of Astrophysics, India

Devendra Ojha, TIFR, Mumbai, India

BG Sidharth, BM Birla Science Centre, India

Pranav Sharma, BM Birla Science Centre, India



Registration Fee:


Indian National: Rs. 6000

International: 250 USD


The registration fee is charged for a six-day attending privilege, workshop charges, conference package, and lunches. This fee is non-refundable.


You are required to make your own travel and accommodation arrangements. However, we do provide some suggestion for accommodation for selected students.

Registration is open from 22 October 2019. Applicants will be notified if they are accepted to attend.


Important dates:

Early Registration Deadline: 10 November 2019 IST
Early Selection Announcement: 15 November 2019
Early Payment Deadline: 25 November 2019

Regular Registration Deadline: 31 December 2019 IST
Regular Selection Announcement: 10 January 2020
Regular Payment Deadline: 20 January 2020

Please visit this link to register: https://forms.gle/itCHsxDhsU9dYZ4L7



For queries contact:

Pranav Sharma

B M Birla Science Centre, Hyderabad, India 


Tel: +91 (0) 40 2323 5081

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