The Astronomy Club of Manipal conducted a webinar by Dr Kaustubh Waghmare, a data scientist from IUCAA, on 31st October. The speaker shared valuable insights about his work and introduced eager students to the applications of machine learning and deep learning in astrophysics and astronomy.
Harmony of Spheres, conducted by the Astronomy Club, was a talk by Ananya Roy, a fourth-year student. A fascinating take on Pythagoras’ Theorem of the same name, the event contrived to blur the lines between science and art.
In their first ticketed event of the semester, The Astronomy Club organised a webinar by Dr Varun Bhalerao, a leading Research Scientist at LIGO. He threw light upon many advancements in astrophysics and space technology such as neutron star mergers, the LIGO-India observatory, and the AstroSAT satellite.
A retreat for all the space enthusiasts in MIT, Cosmic Con proved that astronomy is a lot more than just stargazing. Armed with their knowledge of the cosmos, the participants put up a fierce battle against each other. Read on to find out more about the events.
“The Cosmos is all that is or ever was or ever will be. Our feeblest contemplation of the Cosmos stir us. We know we are approaching the greatest of mysteries.” -Carl Sagan
Myth Busters, an event by The Astronomy Club, started off in context with the aforementioned adage.
From the dark side of the moon and why leaves are green, to cryovolcanoes and and tides, The Astronomy Club’s Exoplanets 2.0 was a brief and passionate talk that was not to be missed.