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8th IIST Astronomy and Astrophysics School - 2019


Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Thiruvananthapuram
4 - 13 December 2019


Image Credit: NASA, ESA and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team


The Department of Earth & Space Sciences of IIST is organizing its annual Astronomy & Astrophysics School from December 4 - 13, 2019. 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 or Fifth Year
  • B.Tech (Engineering Physics) - Fourth year


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

Interested candidates should complete and submit the online application form along with uploading a scanned copy of the CGPA certification form. The last date for completing online registration is October 14, 2019. All applications received on or before October 14th will be given full consideration. 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. Admission to the astronomy school will be decided by a committee whose decision will be final.

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 write to us at

If your name is in the selection list, you will get a separate email from us with additional details.
Local Organizing Committee