Astronomy in India

Date: 
13 September 2019 to 27 September 2019
Price: 
£4,485
Trip destination: 
India

India has a long and proud history of astronomical observation, where scholars and priests have studied the heavens since ancient times. By the time the Vedas were written c.1500 BCE, astronomy was recognised as an important intellectual and spiritual discipline throughout the country. On this fascinating expert-led tour you will visit historical observatories and learn about modern-day astronomical developments and discoveries. Travelling around the country you will also have the opportunity to appreciate the cultural influence of star-gazing and study the effect it has on Hindu beliefs and practices today. 

Highlights

  • Meet researchers at the Nuclear Science Centre in Delhi
  • Visit the UNESCO-listed astronomical observatories of Maharaja Jai Singh II
  • Learn about contemporary research at the Centre for Astronomy in Pune

Trip scholar

Dr Carolin Crawford , Emeritus Gresham Professor of Astronomy, University of Cambridge

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