The IYA Astronomical Diary was produced on behalf of the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), as a part of its public outreach programme, for the International Year of Astronomy: 2009. Conceived and directed by J. V. Narlikar and T. Padmanabhan, the diary was designed by Samir Dhurde.
The diary contains 53 weekly pages of well-researched information related to astronomy supplemented by a compilation of coloured photographs and diagrams. An effort has been made to highlight events happenning in the respective weeks but it also includes details about other important Discoveries, Scientists and some Astro-Facts. Beautiful sky maps prepared by Arvind Paranjpye are provided, along with a list of important events, at the beginning of every quarter of the year to promote interest in skywatching amongst readers.
Some more details:
- 30cm x 21cm
- 63 pages
- 700 gm
- Wirowire bound
- Not for commercial use
This diary is not to be used for commercial purposes. Copies of it can be acquired from IUCAA after paying production and postage charges. Please use form below to send in your order. In case the diary is required to be posted outside India, an email may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org giving order details.