Monday, June 21, 2010

Let's Hunt Asteroids out there deep in the sky.........

Team BARC participating in International Asteroid Search Campaign From left above
1) Nisang D. 2) Gore P. 3) Jawale Y.
4) Darade P. 5) Sonawane S. 6) Kulkarni P.

You always wondered to see falling star in the sky, small particles entering in to the Earth's atmosphere creates the fascinating sight. Thanks to IASC & SPACE for providing this opportunity to us. We all are waiting to get first set of images.

Clear Skies !Dinesh Nisang

Sunday, June 13, 2010

भूमंडळी अवतरली तारकादळे......

भूमंडळी अवतरली तारकादळे......
अविस्मरणीय अनुभूती!!!

Well, this weekend brings a lot joy for us. Veryy successful Bhandardara trip. But this all was not easy to catch, me & parag traveled to the Alephata to join Mandar. We moved from Alephata at 10:00 pm towards Bhandardara. Journey accompanied by heavy rain on the way to Sangamner. Near Rajur we all were looking for leapord & suddenly a big male Hyena crossed the road, & we all jumped in car. He gave us nice pose for photographs & went on his way, leaving us in exciting mood. It was around 1:00 a.m. when we reached Bhandardara & there was it what we went for. Fire flies in hundreds in dark, you can't imagine the scene. Actually they are thousands/lacs in numbers but due to rain their no. decreased but never the less we watched stars on the Earth Wowwwwwwww........ amazing experience n decided to go there next year.
Soon upload photos of the trip :0

Photo credit: Mandar Sable(Hyena) & Yogesh Kardile(Flying flies)

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Asteroid Hunting

"The future cannot be predicted, but futures can be invented". - Dennis Gabor
Today since morning was much busy at home with plumbers. But afternoon came with pleasant news, our BARC team got selected to participate in All India Asteroid search Campaign by International Astronomical Search Collaboration & SPACE. It is indeed good news for me also. It wil give us exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of research at international level, & be involved in real time data analysis & science.
It's raining today & missed chance to find comet C/2009 R1 McNaught.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Clouds Again…. :(

Now this has become habit for us since many years, whenever there is an astronomical event or sky observation planned clouds follows us. It is easy to predict clouds for us simply plan sky observation :) That’s IT. Tonight Jitendra Joshi, Parag Gore & I planned for night out n sky is full of clouds, yesterday it was awesome. Today I met Mr. V.P. Sulakhe scientist ‘F’ from VRDE, he is interested in Aero, we had very fruitful discussion in short time. Hope to build strong relations with him in future. Now inquiries for Sunday Science School are started, need to plan everything very soon. The photo today is very old, we used to carry 6” telescope to the every part of Ahmednagar on two wheeler for public programs. That was really nice experience.
“Hamara Bajaj- Buland Astronomy ki Buland Tasavir”

Sunday, June 06, 2010


"Years teach us more than books."

First you should be your idol I think. I saw very ups & downs in life since childhood but inner killer instinct 'to do something different' always led me to take many unorthodox decisions. In my college days I was dying for to be a part of Indian defence forces, once I was successfully qualified in written-physical-medical exam of Indian Navy but got out in all India final merit list :(
By the time I used to say "I will prefer to be a beggar instead of a teacher" so FUNNY.
I came across literature of a great Indian Swami Vivekanand. It changed my view a lot. I realized if I want to do something good for society, to be a TEACHER is the best option one ever have. Then I turned in to the educational field.
Dr. Abdul Kalam & Dr. Vikram sarabhai are two more legends along with Mahatma Gandhi & Bhagat Singh I look at.

Friday, June 04, 2010

New Horizon

Ahhh, at last all is set to write blog living on a tiny blue spot in the infinite Universe. Truly we all are Milkyway citizens. "Late is better than never" so will try my level best to write as long as possible. Now it's June & Monsoon is ready to arrive in various parts of India. Most people, individuals, social activist, organizations, municipal corporations should take lead to harvest rain.