Admission Open for below courses
B.Sc Physics, M.Sc Physics (both with specialization in Astronomy and Astrophysics)
Part Time/Full Time M. Phil (Astronomy and Astrophysics), Pre Ph.D. & Ph.D.
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Dr JJ Rawat

Dr. J. J. Rawal

Dr. J. J. Rawal has received M.Sc. degree (Applied Mathematics), M.Sc. (P u r e Mathematics) both from University of Mumbai, M. Phil. from University of Calcutta through Satyendranath Bose Institute of Physical Sciences and Ph.D. from University of Mumbai through TIFR in Astrophysics under the supervision of Professor J. V. Narlikar, Professor Sukumar Biswas. Dr. Rawal was born in Halvad, a small town of Surendranagar District of Gujarat on March 30, 1943. Dr. Rawal was Director Research, Nehru Planetarium and also Director of Nehru Planetarium of Nehru Centre, Worli, Mumbai. He was the President of Janseva Kendra, Borivali during the year 2000 - 2017. He was the Vice-Chairman and then Chairman of the Indian Physics Association (Mumbai Chapter) during 1992- 2001. Professor Rawal is now President of the Indian Planetary Society. Read more...

IPS Mission

To popularize Planetary Science, Solar Physics, Astrophysical and allied subjects by organizing short courses, conferences, symposia, seminars and workshops for students, teachers, researchers and general public. To create scientific temper and nurture interest amongst the young minds for scientific research. To publish science newsletters, books on science and allied subjects.

IPS Vision

To set up Planetariums, Science Centres, Science Parks and Observatories. Set up Research Centres to study Planetary Science, Astronomy and Earth Science.

What do we offer?

The Indian Planetary Society is a well-equiped scientific organization. We have powerful telescopes to show you the planets, moons and other interesting and fascinating heavenly bodies. Such sky-shows can be arranged in the terrace of a building or any open ground. Along with the sky-show there will also be a question-answer session to address your queries. If required, we can arrange a lecture by scientist associated with us. To arrange one at your premises, call us for more details.

We have produced 4 documentary films which can be screened at your premises along with the sky-show. The four films are as follows:

  • Our Place in the Universe 30 minutes

    English, Hindi and Gujarati

  • Life and work of Einstein 30 minutes

    English and Gujarati

  • Life and work of Galileo 30 minutes

    English and Gujarati

  • Indian Astronomy: Ancient and Modern 45 minutes

    English and Gujarati