Visit the GMRT Observatory

The GMRT Observatory is open to the public on Friday, every week. Visitors will need to pre-register with us, for either of the two sessions on a given Friday. Note that we can accommodate not more than 60 people per session; we recommend registering early, especially for large groups. The sessions are

  • Morning : 10 AM to 12 noon (reporting time: 10 AM)
  • Afternoon: 2 PM to 4 PM  (reporting time: 2 PM)

An Observatory staff member will be available to show you around the campus, explain the science and engineering aspects of the GMRT, and answer your questions.

In addition, the GMRT Observatory is open to the public throughout the day on the National Science Day and the following day (i.e. February 28 and 29, or February 28 and March 1), every year.

Please download the registration form in PDF format or in doc format, fill it up, and e-mail it to us to reserve a session for your visit.  The current list of sessions which have already been allotted as well as those still available can be found here.

The GMRT Observatory is about 90 km to the north of Pune, off the Pune-Nasik highway, and 12 km from the Narayangaon State Transport Bus Depot. You can download a roadmap to get to GMRT, or find us on googlemaps too.

Although we do appreciate that you may be visiting Pune on a particular day of the week, we regret that we cannot entertain visitors on any day besides Friday.


Important : You will have to switch OFF your mobile phones during your visit since they will interfere with the astronomical observations of the telescope!

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