Khagol Mandal 30 hrs of Astronomy: Certificate Course for Astronomy Enthusiasts 2018

Khagol Mandal 30 hrs of Astronomy: Certificate Course for Astronomy Enthusiasts 2018


  • Khagol Mandal Course Registration

    Certificate Course: 30 hrs. of Astronomy

    Last Date: 29-06-2018

    INR 1500
  • Sky Maps

    A3 Size Laminated All Night Sky Maps

    Last Date: 29-06-2018

    INR 150
  • Tarangan A Complete Guide to Night Sky

    English Book by Pradeep Nayak, Published by Khagol Mandal

    Last Date: 30-06-2018

    INR 550
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About The Event

30 hrs of Astronomy: Certificate Course for Astronomy Enthusiasts !

Course Coordinator: Swapnil Jawkar

This course is aimed at astronomy enthusiasts and beginners. One of the main feature of this course is the stress given for Positional, Conceptual and Observational aspects of astronomy. Further to ensure that students with inclination towards physics will also find the course sufficiently attractive, there are talks on astro-physics as well. 

Successful participant will get an overview of astronomy and can take up further studies with Khagol Mandal to pursue this exciting field of science. 

Date: Every Saturday, 30th June to 29th September 2018

Venue: Sadhana Vidyalaya, Near Sion Station, Sion ( East)

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. 

For more information Contact:

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

30th June 2018

Solar System

Milind Kale

7th July 2018

Astronomical Events -1

Dr. Varsha Shukla

14th July 2018

Astronomical Events -2

Dr. Abhay Deshpande

21st July 2018

Positional Astronomy

Ameya Gokhale

28th July 2018

Time and Coordinates

Hrishikesh Joglekar

4th Aug 2018

Stellar Properties

Vinita Navalkar

11th Aug 2018

Stellar Evolution

Dr. Sagar Godambe

25th Aug 2018

Binary and Variable Stars

Swapnil Jawkar

1st Sep 2018

Origin and fate of Universe

Pradeep Nayak

8th Sep 2018

Life in Universe

Dr. Sujata Deshpande

22nd Sep 2018

Optics and Astro-Imaging

Anurag Shevade

29th Sep 2018

Sky Show


13th Oct 2018


Terms & Conditions

  • Admission to the course is subject to fulfilling of the minimum educational criterion. Final decision in this regards will be by Course Coordinator
  • The schedule of the course can be altered, modified and the dates or the time can be changed as per the prevailing conditions.
  • The venue of the course is offered by Sadhana High School considering the educational nature of the course. All participants should abide by discipline and rules of Sadhana School inside the premises.
  • Smoking or drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited. Drunken participants will be debarred from the course and will be prohibited from joining the program. No refunds in case you are prohibited from the program.
  • This is an educational initiative and all are requested to maintain the spirit of the program and co-operate. No unruly behavior towards fellow participants will be tolerated.
  • Registration can be done using the mera event link.
  • Cancellation of registration can be done till 15th June 2018, 2100 hrs. Cancellation charges will be Rs. 500/- per participants. This includes transaction charges and other administrative charges.
    For cancellation please send email to with a copy to
  • No cancellations after above deadline
  • Participation to field trip is optional and at extra charges.
  • Khagol Mandal is a voluntary organization working for past 33 yrs. The aim of this group is to create scientific awareness amongst our society members. All organizers, speakers and volunteers are amateur astronomers sparing their time voluntary for this cause. All participants are requested to take the efforts in proper spirit and co-operate. We cannot run any program smoothly unless every participant supports us.

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