AASTRO Kerala - the youngest amateur astronomy organization in the world -launched officially

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Prof.K.Pappootty,President,AASTRO Kerala giving presidential address

Amatuer Astronomers Organisation,AASTRO Kerala is now the youngest amateur astronomy organization in the world: The German eclipse expedition team was invited to formally launch it on 14 January in Trivandrum.Daniel Fischer,Science Writer and International Astronomical Union Member from University of Bonn,Germany made the official declaration More than 250 astronomy enthusiasts were present for the Inaugural function at Priyadarshini Planetarium  Hal.Prof.K.Pappootty,President,AASTRO kerala presided the function..Celebrated personalities in science popularisation and allied fields were present.Prof.Dr.Susanne Hüttemeister,Director of Zeiss Planetarium,Germany delivered a talk on Astronomy after the official function

An exhibition was also arranged by AASTRO volunteers in the venue which revealed the beauty of the Cosmos.

In connection with the inauguration and Annular Solar Eclipse outreach activities,AASTRO arranged talks,interactions and various programmes in different colleges in the city.

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