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7th IIST Astronomy and Astrophysics School - 2018


Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Thiruvananthapuram
10 - 19 December 2018



The Department of Earth & Space Sciences of IIST is organizing its annual Astronomy & Astrophysics School from December 10 - 19, 2018. The school is meant to acquaint students with the basics of astrophysics. The lectures will be at a fundamental level with introductions to more advanced topics. There will also be hands-on astronomical data analysis sessions.


Students from any one of the following background are eligible to apply for the school

  • M Sc Physics - First or Second Year.
  • Integrated MS (Physics) - Fourth Year.
  • B.Tech (Engineering Physics) - Fourth year.


We typically receive a large number of applications from prospective participants. As the number of seats are limited, we may not be in a position to consider applications from students who do not belong to any one of the above category. Please resist writing to us for exemptions.

Interested candidates should download the application from the registration link and email us a scanned copy of the completed form on or before October 14, 2018 . The selected participants for the school will be intimated through email by the last week of October . The list of selected participants will also be published on this page.

Local hospitality including food and accommodation will be taken care of by IIST. The selected participants will have to pay a registration fee of Rs.1000 when reporting for the school. There will not be any travel reimbursement.

In case of questions, please contact us at :

Local Organizing Committee

To apply for the school

  1. Download the application form from the link below
  2. Complete the form with the required attestation
  3. Email a scanned PDF copy of the completed form to

Participants for the school will be selected after screening the applications. All applications received on or before October 14, 2018will be given due consideration. The list of selected candidates will be published on this webpage by the end of October. Admission to the astronomy school will be decided by a committee whose decision will be final.

The list of selected participants is available HERE

"Selected participants are requested to confirm their participation on or before November 12, 2018. We require your participation for the full duration of the school. For any reason, if you think you will be unable to attend the school for its full duration, please email and let us know on or before November 12, 2018."