Bangalore Astronomical society's "She is an Astronomer" photo goes worldwide.
By naveenln; Published 30 Apr 2009
Bangalore Astronomical Society and Naveen Nanjundappa now in IAU website.
The above photo taken by Naveen Nanjundappa during one of the outreach event at Lakshmisagara village in Tarikere, Karnataka, is now been used in "She Is An Astronomer" poster and officially included in press release images category by International Astronomical Union (IAU)
Above photo is also used in the front page of "she is an astronomer" webpage. Various online news websites have already used this photo for their reports.
This is a moment of pride for all members of Bangalore Astronomical Society.
Further details :
'She is an Astronomer' is a Cornerstone Project of the International Year of Astronomy 2009.
The IAU is the international astronomical organization that brings together almost 10 000 distinguished astronomers from all nations of the world. Its mission is to promote and safeguard the science of astronomy in all its aspects through international cooperation. The IAU also serves as the internationally recognized authority for assigning designations to celestial bodies and the surface features on them. Founded in 1919, the IAU is the world's largest professional body for astronomers.
She Is An Astronomer website: http://www.sheisanastronomer.org
IYA2009 website: http://www.astronomy2009.org