IIT Indore | Radio Telescope Inauguration
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The Astrophysics Group at IIT Indore has completed the construction of a 4.5 metre telescope within the IIT Indore campus at PACL. Most of the work towards the construction of this telescope, has been done by B.Tech. students at IIT Indore. As a result of their perseverence, the planned inauguration was moved ahead from July 2014 to September 2013.

On September 6, 2013, Dr. Shashi Tharoor, Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Government of India, inaugurated the radio telescope. Among those present were the Guest of Honour, Prof. Avinash Deshpande, a Bhatnagar awardee in Astrophysics, Lt. General Pant and Brigadier Bhat from MCTE,Mhow, Indore.

This radio telescope receives signals in the 10-13 GHz range and is operated entirely by students.  IIT Indore Astrophysics has also been able to retain one of  IIT Indore's brightest B.Tech. students for this project, as a Ph.D. student in Physics.