Here is the first fruitful outcome of my birding adventure...
In my recent visit to VBO Kavalur I sighted a pair of Hair-crested Drongo. (a rare bird species in TN, India sighted after 1993).
The last and only known sighting of this bird in this region (TN State SE part of India) according to eBird, was back in 1993 near (Jamunamarathur Amirthi Forest).
My recent sighting on 4th Feb 2017 from Kavalur, just got confirmed on eBird (of course with the photographic...
"The language of friendship is not words but meanings."
-- Henry David Thoreau
Have you ever considered what your life would be like without a friend? When I think about the few people I am privileged to regard in such a way, I realize how lucky I am to have them and how irreplaceable they are. During a recent misunderstanding, I feared the loss of someone’s friendship. This painful thought caused me to reflect on what a true friend really means, to me.
Career In Astronomy in INDIA
1) How to become an Astronomer ? (Career in A & A) By: Prof. T. Padmanabhan
2) Career in Astronomy... By: IIAP, Bangalore
3) Career in Astronomy... By: IAU
How to become an Astronomer ?
(Career in A & A)
By: Prof. T. Padmanabhan
Source : https://www.iucaa.ernet.in/~scipop/beastronomer.html
How and where can I start career in A & A?
Careers in Astronomy & Astrophysics...
To see a world in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.
A robin redbreast in a cage
Puts all heaven in a rage.
A dove-house fill'd with doves and pigeons
Shudders hell thro' all its regions.
A dog starv'd at his master's gate
Predicts the ruin of the state.
A horse misused upon the road
Calls to heaven for human blood.
Each outcry of the hunted hare
A fibre from the brain does tear.
The last lunar eclipse of 2012 is a deep penumbral eclipse with a magnitude of 0.9155 ( For comparison full moon has magnitude of -13 which can be seen at the end of this eclipse). It should be easily visible to the naked eye as a dusky shading in the northern half of the Moon. The times of the major phases are listed below (Indian timings in bracket).
You The ruler of our minds, Our nation;
For you Our humble salutations.
You the custodian of so many;
You the guardian of India's destiny.
Through Punjab & Sindh, Gujrat & Maratha; Dravida, Utkala & Bengal;
across lofty cress & mellow leas of Vindhyas & Himalayas;
Your name awakens, one & all.
It rests upon the melodies of Yamuna & Ganga in harmony;
& swells the waves of the titanic sea, your blessing we seek.
Your praise replicates you, as the...
The last eclipse of 2011 is a total lunar eclipse that takes place at the Moon's descending node in eastern Taurus, four days after apogee.
The Moon's orbital trajectory takes it through the southern half of Earth's umbral shadow. Although the eclipse is not central, the total phase still lasts 51 minutes. The Moon's path through Earth's shadows as well as a map illustrating worldwide visibility of the event are shown in Figure .
The timings of the major eclipse phases are listed...
From this distant vantage point,the Earth might not seem of any particular interest.
But for us, it's different. Look again at that dot. That's here, that's home, that's us.
On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of...
Take time to smell the roses...........
Take a nap on Sunday afternoon..........
Trust in god but lock your car...........
Never deprive anyone of hope,it may be all they have.......
If you see someone without smile,give them one of yours.......
Eat inspiring food,be thankful for every meal.........
Don't take good health for granted.................
Wear outrageous underwear under the most formal business attire........
Enjoy your job and you will never work another day in your...
A translation of english song 'We shall overcome' by गिरिजाकुमार माथुर............
All of us have heard "हम होंगे कामयाब" innumerable times in India. This song is translation of famous english song 'We shall Overcome' -- a song with origins in early 1900s in America. It became quite famous there during civil rights movement in 1960s. You can find more information about this at Wikipedia . The tune of hindi song is same as that of its english original (I think it's probably one of the most...
Dear IAU Members and others interested in contributing to Astronomy for
a Better World.
This is to draw your attention to the message from the IAU Office of
Astronomy for Development (OAD) in the latest IAU Information Bulletin.
The OAD is compiling list of potential volunteers willing to contribute to
the IAU capacity building activities described in the IAU Strategic Plan.
Astronomy for the Developing World 2010 â€“ 2020: Building from IYA...
The song "The Impossible Dream" also known as "Man de La Mancha".
This brings back memories of the time I STUDIED for GATE2011 exam for 8 Months...
To dream the impossible dream
To fight the unbeatable foe
To bear with unbearable sorrow
To run where the brave dare not go
To right the unrightable wrong
To love pure and chaste from afar
To try when your arms are too weary
To reach the unreachable star.....
This is my quest
To follow that star
No matter how...
He, this is Prasanna Deshmukh and am back to home town SANGLI from the most imp mission...'RAMGATE'... Dear GOD the success of this mission is dedicated to YOU... Thank You God.
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Hi, I am Prasanna Deshmukh director of galaxy astronomical research centre-GARC is very glad to inform you about our new astronomical research centre. We are under graduating students have started new astronomical research centre from 1st Feb. 2007. Our aim is to improve our self-knowledge & to make the society aware about there misconceptions of astronomy, space science and also to share the glory of astronomical events. We provide space to dynamic ideas of today’s younger generation...