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International Archives Day

Dear Friends,

IIA Archives participated in the event of “International Archives Day” on 9th June 2014 by supplying our archives pictures.

Read more:

http://www.internationalarchivesday.org/wordpress/?page_id=25

Happy International Archives Day!

With Regards,

Librarian

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Open Access Week 2013 @ IIA

Dear Friends,

To support the 'International Open Access Week' event observed all over the 
world between 21st to 27th Oct.,2013, IIA library has designed a poster. 
This poster is available for viewing in the following URL,

http://prints.iiap.res.in/handle/2248/6423


Open Access Week 2013_IIA, Bangalore









With Regards,
Christina Birdie

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IIA Library hosting the NKRC (National Knowledge Resource Consortium) Nodal Officers Meet 2013 at “Kodaikanal Solar Observatory, Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Kodaikanal from 5th – 7th June, 2013.

We welcome you all to participate in this meeting.

Librarian

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Open Access Week 2012

To support the ‘International Open Access Week‘ event observed all over the world between 22nd to 28th Oct., 2012, IIA library has designed a poster with the theme of promoting Open Access Journals. This poster is displayed in the campus.

Open Access Week Poster

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Recently the team GalileoMobile project, in collaboration with IIA and the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium at Bangalore travelled to 12 villages/towns in Karnataka to reach and educate the school children to kindle their awareness and inspire them in pursuing the knowledge in Astronomy.

IIA library actively participated in this outreach program and one of the library staff Mr. Mohan BS coordinated with the team to facilitate the deliberations and lectures in local language to the school children and teachers.

Welcome GalileoMobile team!, Mysugar High School, Mandya

Mohan B S helping out in the activity “Building 3D constellations”

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Transit of Venus

From Hidden Collection…

 The recent Transit of Venus that took place on June 6, 2012 drew lot of attention and interest among the public and scientific community.

Historically this event is connected to Madras Observatory, as elaborate arrangements were made in the Observatory to observe the Transit of Venus that occurred in 1874 and 1882.

Chintamany Ragoonatha Chary who was the first assistant at the Madras Observatory that time, brought out a pamphlet to describe the phenomenon of Transits (over the Sun) in Tamil. This pamphlet was later translated into English and other Indian languages.

IIA Archives has the copies of this pamphlet in English, Kannada and Urdu in its collection and the library has taken the initiative to bring out this pamphlet in a re-printed form during this occasion.

The pamphlet was released by   Prof. N. Kameswara Rao, former Senior Professor of IIA on the 25thMay 2012, after his talk on “Ragoonatha Chary and his Astronomy at Madras Observatory” delivered at IIA.

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