About Astronomy Club

Amrita Astronomy Club is formed in the International Year of Astronomy (2009), for educational and scientific purposes, for individuals and groups, for the primary purpose of developing and implementing programs designed to increase the awareness and knowledge of astronomy for all interested individuals, especially, here on Amritapuri Campus and the local community

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Working Tracks

Learning happens not just in the classroom at Amrita. Students are encouraged to work in team to develop the awareness and knowledge of astronomy. Amateur Radio Astronomy (Observations/Hardware) : This group is actively involved in the design and construction of small radio telescope using L-band helix antenna.

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Amrita Astronomy Club has affiliations with various clubs and member in many organizations such as IAU Office for Astronomy Outreach (OAO) Astronomy Clubs, Sky and Telescope’s clubs & organizations listing and SCIPOP-IUCAA Small Telescope Survey Program.

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Outreach Activities

Members of the Astronomy club of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri, often conduct exhibition and visit to astronomical observatories to develop and increase the awareness and knowledge of astronomy


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Amateur Astronomy

Amateur astronomy is a fascinating hobby and can be an introduction to several practical and useful technologies. For an amateur astronomy enthusiast Sky is not the limit!He/She has a whole spectrum of activities to choose and indulge. Some of these activities are listed here for reference purpose. Write to us for more info on any of these activities. Amateur telescope making - optical and radio telescopes, Astro Sketching – grayscale sketching through visual observation of celestial objects, Astro tours - observatories & research institutes, dark sky sanctuaries and archeoastronomy sites, Astrobiology, Astrochemistry, Astrometry, Astronomy in Art- Paintings and Sculptures, Astronomy in Mythology – Epics and Puranas, Astronomy of Indigenous cultures – how it shaped their daily life, Astronomy through Movies – science fiction but with science facts, Astrophilately – the thematic collection of postal stamps, Astrophotography - landscape , star trail and DSO, Atmospheric Balloons - to study the lower atmosphere phenomena , CCD imaging, Comet Observation

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Contact Us

Astronomy Club
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri Campus
Clappana P O, Kollam - 690525.
+91 476 280 1208

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