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Aryabhatta Research Institute Observational Sciences 104-cm Sampurnanand Telescope Golden Jubilee Workshop

Role of meter class telescopes in modern day astronomy

October 17 - 19, 2022 (In-Person Meeting at ARIES)

Role of Meter-class Telescopes in Modern Day Astronomy 17-19 October 2022, ARIES, Manora Peak, Nainital

October 17, 2022 (Monday)
Venue: 104-cm Sampurnanand Telescope Building

Inaugural Session

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10:00 Opening Ceremony Distinguished guests
10:10 Welcome address, release of documentary film and handbook; Awards to logo winners Director, ARIES
10:20 Experiences on installations and early years of operation Distinguished Guests
Experiences on operations in recent years Distinguished Guests
HIGH TEA (11:00 - 11:30)

Visit to the 104cm Sampurnanand Telescope Facility

11:30 Visit to the 104cm Facility
Viewing of Back-end instruments
Media interaction
Poster viewing
LUNCH (13:00 - 14:30)

Impact of 104cm ST in growth of astronomy in early days
Chair : P Sreekumar

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14:30 Science observations during initial years U. C. Joshi
15:00 Pulsation studies and genesis of Nainital-Cape Survey S. Seetha
15:30 Large science campaigns with 104cm Sampurnanand Telescope Ram Sagar
TEA (16:00 - 16:30)

Star Formation and Star Cluster - I
Chair: N. M. Ashok

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16:30 - 17:00 A journey of star formation studies using 104-cm Sampurnanand Telescope D. K. Ojha
17:00 - 17:20 Role of magnetic fields in star formation Maheswar Gopinathan
17:20 - 17:40 Initial mass function studies Saurabh
17:40 - 18:00 The Early Life of Massive Stars: Formation and Feedback Effects Manash Samal
CULTURAL PROGRAM (18:00 - 19:00)
DINNER (20:00- 21:00)

October 18, 2022 (Tuesday)
Venue : Auditorium
Felicitation Program (09:30 - 11:00)
Chief Guest : Honorable Governor, Uttarakhand
Venue:104-cm Sampurnanand Telescope Building
TEA (11:00 - 11:30)

Star Formation and Star Cluster - II
Chair : S. K. Pandey

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11:30 - 12:00 4k CCD imager : capabilities and its applicability to star cluster studies Ramakant Yadav
12:00 - 12:20 Study of Intermediate-age Open star Clusters Devendra Bisht
12:20 - 12:40 Star formation in bright-rimmed clouds and young star clusters Neelam Panwar
12:40 - 13:00 Young Stellar Clusters in Hub-Filament Systems Kshitiz K Mallick
LUNCH (13:00 – 14:00)

Stellar polarimetry
Chair: Maheswar Gopinathan

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14:00 - 14:30 AIMPOL: Capabilities, Results, and upgradation J. C. Pandey
14:30 - 14:50 Magnetic fields mapped using “polarized” view of the ISM: A journey started with 104cm Sampurnanand Telescope Archana Soam
14:50 - 15:10 Investigation of dust properties using polarimetry Sadhana Singh
15:10 - 15:30 Polarisation observations of open clusters using AIMPOL Namita Uppal
TEA (15:30 - 16:00)

Stellar variability
Chair: H. P. Singh

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16:00 - 16:20 The Nainital-Cape Survey : Utilization of the Moon Period Observing Time Santosh Joshi
16:20 - 16:40 Nainital Microlensing Survey and its scientific outcome Y. C. Joshi
16:40 - 17:00 Surface Photometry of Galaxies using 1m telescope at ARIES S. K. Pandey
17:00 - 17:20 Studying period variation of short period eclipsing binaries Alaxender Panchal
Venue : Cygnett, Jeolikote, Near Petrol Pump , Nainital, UTTARAKHAND, - 263127

October 19, 2022 (Wednesday)
Venue : Auditorium

High energy transient phenomena
Chair : A. C. Gupta

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09:30 - 09:50 Longitudinal advantage of 104-cm ST for transients observations S. B. Pandey
09:50 - 10:10 Time domain astronomy Kuntal Misra
10:10 - 10:30 Recent trends in SN research Rupak Roy
10:30 - 10:50 Polarization properties of supernovae Brajesh Kumar
TEA (10:50 - 11:20)

Galaxies and active galactic nuclei
Chair : Suvendu Rakshit

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11:20-11:50 Quasar variability studies at the 104 cm telescope: A modest start to high impact science C. S. Stalin
11:50-12:10 Contribution of 1.04m Sampurnanand Telescope in optical variability of blazars Haritma Gaur
12:10-12:30 Photometric variability of AGN using 1m-class telescope: a tool to understand the Central Engine of AGN and estimation of their Blackhole mass Hum Chand
12:30-12:50 Intranight variability of UV emission from powerful blazars Krishan Chand
LUNCH (12:50 - 14:00)

Engineering upgradations
Chair : Brijesh Kumar

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14:00 Overview T S Kumar
14:15 Electronics and related aspects Mukeshkumar
14:25 Optics engineering aspects Krishnareddy
14:35 Mechanical upgradation Tarun Bangia
14:45 Concluding remarks
TEA (15:00 - 15:30)

Future Instrumentation :
Convener : Amitesh Omar

15:30 Opening remarks by Director, ARIES Panel discussion on future of 104cm telescope and recommendations
17:30 Concluding remarks


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Studies in Galactic Clusters Apara Tripathi VIEW
Optical variability of TeV blazars using 104-cm telescope facility Ashwani Pandey VIEW
Photometric and Spectroscopic Analysis of the Type II SN 2020jfo with a short plateau Bhavya VIEW
Study of open clusters using meter class telescopes Geeta Rangwal VIEW
Optical Variability of the TeV Blazar PG 1553+113 with Sampurnanand Telescope Vinit Dhiman VIEW
Photometric and Polarimetric Studies of Eclipsing Binaries Vinod Prasad VIEW