The Indian Planetary Society

Dr. J. J. Rawal, founder President of The Indian Planetary Society (IPS) born on 30th March 1943 at Sundernagar district, Gujarat. He received his M Phil in Physical Sciences from Calcutta University (1975) and Ph. D. in Astrophysics from University of Bombay (1992- Research Worked carried out at TIFR with Title of the Thesis ‘Some Problems in the Solar System and in Local Group of Galaxies’), a former Director, Nehru Planetarium and Director Astronomical Research, Nehru Planetarium, Mumbai. He has published about 25 research papers in National and International journals. Among other awards he received the National Award on Science and Technology Popularization, Government of India (NCSTC/ DST) in 1994. He is the author of many scientific and popular science books in the area of astronomy and others. He has also written many scripts and made video and live planetarium programmes, organized a number of sky observations programmes and delivered talks at various forums. He is an able administrator and organizer…

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