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Discussion on Messier objects

On Sunday March 15th 2020, a discussion will be carried out in the sky theatre of Nehru Planetarium, New Delhi about Messier objects. Please find the details in the poster below.

Messier objects are the most sought after objects for amateur astronomers and form a list called Messier’s Object List. The list was created by French Astronomer and comet hunter Charles Messier during the mid 1700s. The objects are widely observed and every year in March, the amateur astronomers participate in an event known as Messier Marathon which is a fun night of locating all 110 objects in one night using a manual telescope.

The list consists of all kind of objects, from double stars to Supernova remnant. Different kind of star clusters, nebulae and galaxies comprise this list. It is fun and exciting to see the objects in one night and there is plenty to learn about them.

The session will start from 10:00 AM and will continue till about 11:20 in the sky theatre. Following this, a small interaction will be carried out to discuss further. Attendance is “Free of cost” and it is “Open to all”. For any queries, kindly drop a message at +91-9560338860 for Sneh.

Universe in the Dome Sunday, 12.01.2020

Dear Astro Enthusiast,

Nehru Planetarium, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, invites you to a half day sky theatre Astronomy session at the planetarium, on Sunday, the 12th of January 2020, from 9:30 – 11:30 AM. The session will have discussions “Under the Stars” inside the sky theatre, and would cover basic positional Astronomy onwards to glimpses of cutting edge multi-wavelength/multi-messenger astronomy where we are now poised in our understanding of the Universe. The discussions will be for basic awareness. Please send a mail to and be there at the planetarium by 9:15 AM on the 12th.

Interested students and visitors are urged to see the website to know about some of the cutting edge mega projects in Astronomy. Students should also register on the site (if not done already), if they wish to be a volunteer in an exciting exhibition in this connection, which will be at the National Science Center, Delhi from the 21st of January to the 18th of March 2020. This will be a tremendous learning opportunity to the students, if selected for volunteering for any of the megaprojects.