Khagol Mandal Certificate Course 30 hrs of Astronomy

Khagol Mandal Certificate Course 30 hrs of Astronomy


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About The Event

To mark 30 yrs of activism KHAGOL MANDAL is glad to announce Special Course on Astronomy

30 hrs of Astronomy: Certificate Course for Astronomy Enthusiasts !


This course is aimed at astronomy enthusiasts and beginners.

Date: Every Saturday, 5th September to 28th November 2015

Venue: Khagol Mandal, 5th Floor, Sadhana Vidyalaya, Nr Sion Station, Sion (E)

Charges: Rs. 1500/- per person

Sky Show: Fee for Sky show and excursions if any will be additional.  Participation in all such events is optional.

Eligibility: 11th Standard onwards. 

Booking process: Else visit Khagol Mandal at address mentioned above on any WEDNESDAY; 1900 to 2030 hrs.

Contact Details:

Dr. Abhay Deshpande: 902-902-9076

Milind Kale: 98696-10777

Swapnil Jawkar: 96193-96204


Tentative List of lectures and speakers:







Star called Sun

Dr. Aniket  Sule

5th September


Solar System

Pritesh Ranadive

12th September


Astronomical Events -1

Dr. Abhay Deshpande

19th September


Astronomical Events -2

Dr. Varsha Shukla

26th September


Positional Astronomy

Anurag Shevade

3rd October


Time and Coordinates

Ameya Gokhale

10th October


Stellar Properties

Vinita Navalkar

17th October


Stellar Evolution

Dr. Sagar Godambe

24th October


Binary Stars and Variable Stars

Swapnil Jawkar

31st October


Origin and fate of Universe

Pradeep Nayak

7th November



Milind Kale

14th November


Life in Universe

Dr. Sujata Deshpande

21st November


Interactions and Discussions

Panel of experts

28th November






Overnight Sky Show at Neral

10 hrs




1. Lectures will be on each Saturday at Sion

2. There will be special interaction session for discussions once or twice during the course

3. Students can choose topic of special interest during first month of course

4. Those interested can opt for Poster / Presentation at the end of the course on the topic chosen

5. There will be an examination at the end of course. Participation in exam will be optional. However it is recommended to appear to the exam for self-appraisal

Terms & Conditions

Terms and conditions:

  1. Participation subject to eligibility condition and depending on number of participants.
  2. Booking will be confirmed after booking process is completed and payment is processed successfully.
  3. Registration can be cancelled till 2nd September 2015. Rs. 500/- will be cancellation charges per participant
  4. No cancellations will be entertained after the course is launched.
  5. The course dates may change depending on minimum number of participants. In such case, refund
  6. In case the course is postponed by over a month or so and the participant wants to cancel due to rescheduling, full refund will be given.
  7. The course is educational initiative and speakers are volunteering their time for benefit of people.
  8. Khagol Mandal is a social organization thriving on support of people from all walks. Without active support it is impossible for us to conduct such activities.