The first woman president to lead Astronomical Society

C Anupama has been elected president of the Astronomical Society

The first woman to head the prime association of professional astronomers in the country.

She was elected to the post in the ASI Executive Council elections for triennium 2019-22 held last week, according to the society’s website

1.Presently the dean and senior professor at the Bangalore based Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA), Anupama is in the Indian core team which is part of the international team engaged in establishing the ‘Thirty Meter Telescope’ (TMT) project at cost of over one billion USD in USA (Hawaii).

2. TMT is an international project being funded by scientific organisations of Canada, China, India, Japan, and USA.

3. Anupama, who did her PhD from IIA Bangalore and her post-doctoral work at the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) at Pune, has been a faculty at IIA Bangalore since 1994.

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