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9th IIST Astronomy and Astrophysics School - 2020


Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Thiruvananthapuram
18 - 28 December 2020


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 18 - 28, 2020. This year the school will be conducted in online mode. 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.


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 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 one of the above categories. Please resist writing to us for exemptions.

Interested candidates should complete the registration online from the link given below on or before October 30, 2020. The selected participants for the school will be intimated through email by the 30th of November. The list of selected participants will also be published on this page on November 30, 2020. The selected participants will have to pay a registration fee of Rs.500 to confirm their acceptance for the school.

In case of questions, please contact us at

Local Organizing Committee

The following is the list of candidates who have been selected for IIST's astronomy & astrophysics school 2020. If your name is in the list, please note that the registration process is not complete until the registration fee is paid. You will be getting an email from us next week with the online link and instructions for payment of registration fees. The school will begin on December 18th. Further details will be communicated through email.

Click here to see the list of selected candidates for IIST Astronomy & Astrophysics School 2020