Working Tracks: Amrita Astronomy Club
AMATEUR RADIO ASTRONOMY (OBSERVATIONS / HARDWARE):
This group is actively involved in the design and construction of small radio telescope using L-band helix antenna. This will be used for the radio observation of major radio sources in the sky.
ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY & OPTICAL ASTRONOMY INSTRUMENTATION FOR AMATEUR USE:
Focused on landscape astrophotography, and CCD imaging of comets, the group is slowly gaining momentum among the members.
OBSERVATION OF TRANSIENTS & TIME VARIABILITY (VARIABLE STARS / OCCULTATIONS / METEORS / COMETS / NOVAE):
The group regularly conducts observations of meteor showers.
DAY TIME ASTRONOMY:
The apparent movement of the sun, and sun spots are studied by this group.
CITIZEN SCIENCE & VIRTUAL OBSERVATORY:
This track encourage the students to actively participate in Astronomy related citizen science projects. Also the students are given basic training to use virtual observatory tools
OUTREACH, ASTRONOMY EDUCATION & DARK SKIES:
This group coordinates the celebration of astronomy related events like International Year of Light -2015, 25 years of Hubble space telescope and Earth hour. The astronomy exhibition of Vidyut [Annual tech fest of Amritapuri campus] and Dark Sky Awareness forms the other major activates of this group. The group also conducts regular sky watch to the students of the campus.