SCIENCE REPORTER

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VOLUME 46††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† NUMBER 7††††††† †††††††††††††††† July 2009

ASTRONOMY SPECIAL

CONTENTS

 

COVER STORY

 

Eclipse of the Century!

BIMAN BASU

 

8

FEATURE ARTICLES

Shooting the Total Solar Eclipse

DEBASIS SARKAR

 

16

Galileo Galilei ― A Legendary Astronomer

PRAKASH MANIKPURE

19

THE BOUNDLESS UNIVERSE

HARI OM VATS

 

28

The Great Paradigm Shift in Astronomy

P.K. MUKHERJEE

 

44

 

INTERVIEW

Dr V.B. Kamble, Director, Vigyan Prasar talks about the philosophy behind the International Year of Astronomy 2009 and Vigyan Prasarís programmes to celebrate the year

 

24

FICTION

Encounter with an Alien

Pradeep Vasudeva ††

 

36

DEPARTMENTS

 

REACTIONS

6

EDITORIAL†††††††

7

PUZZLE CORNER

50

 

FLORAL RECORDS†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††

53

BOOK REVIEW

54

 

AMAZING ADAPTATIONS

56

 

FUN QUIZ

58

WHATíS NEW††

60

CROSSWORD††† †††††††††††††††

62

 

 

 

 

 


Science Reporter

Vol. 46, July 2009, pp 8-15, 39-41

Eclipse of the Century!

BIMAN BASU

All about total solar eclipses and also about the grandest

spectacle that awaits you

Science Reporter

Vol. 46, July 2009, pp 16-18

Shooting the Total Solar Eclipse

DEBASIS SARKAR

Handy tips on how to shoot the spectacle of the century

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 46, July 2009, pp 19-21

Galileo Galilei ― A Legendary Astronomer

PRAKASH MANIKPURE

Celebrations of the glorious achievements in the field of astronomy

would be incomplete without paying a tribute to Galileo Galilei

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 46, July 2009, pp 28-33

THE BOUNDLESS UNIVERSE

HARI OM VATS

An amazing journey into the unfathomable realms of the universe

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 46, July 2009, pp 44-48

 

The Great Paradigm Shift in Astronomy

P.K. MUKHERJEE

The interesting story of the great paradigm shift from Geocentric to

Heliocentric Theory