Giant meterwave Radio telescope which is popular with its shorter name GMRT is one of the best organizations in world working in Radio Astronomy. Though there are now several bigger size radio telescopes elsewhere in the world, when GMRT was founded, it was the largest Radio Telescope in the world. It is situated in Village Khodad near Narayangaon off Pune-Nasik highway.
A man can see in a visual range. His own eyes are limited to that range. But the universe is not restricted to only visual light. It has wide sprectral band.It has emission right from Gamma rays/X-rays which has extremely small wavelength to radio waves which has very large wavelengths. Each type of emission carries some information about the object in universe and in order to understand the universe it is extremely important to check data from each bandwidth. GMRT specifically works on Radio waves with waveleghths as big as several meters and that is what the name is derived from.
To amateur astronomers this is a pilgrim place. TREKDI and Astronomica is organizing a study tour to this place which will make you understand something more about our universe and put another dimension to your knowledge
> Meet at 6.45am at fergusson college main gate, departure at 7a.m.
> Breakfast on the way and reach GMRT around 9.30am
>Breifing about GMRT, initial interaction
> Lunch Break
> Continue with the tour of GMRT
> Start return journey at 4.30pm and back to Pune by 7.30pm
Rs 850/- (inclusive of service tax)
Rs 700/- (inclusive of service tax) for astroclub members
(for more information on astroclub contact Pinakin on 9822444963)
Whats Included in Fees :
> Travelling by Private Bus from Pune to Pune along with toll and parking
> Morning Tea, Breakfast, Lunch
Whats NOT included in Fees :
> Cold drinks,Mineral water,Dry snacks etc.
> Dinner on the Day
> Anything not mentioned in the whats included list consider it out of package.
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Near Vitthal Mandir
Pune, Maharashtra, India
+91 20 2545 4205
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Shridhar Joshi +91 9822 013 152
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