Gurudev Observatory

Support Gurudev Observatory

Gurudev Observatory needs your help to extend its outreach program in India

For the last 25 years Gurudev Observatory has been spreading awareness of space science and astronomy, and for the last 5 years has concentrated on educating students and the general public. Currently some 24,000 students visit and receive training in our observatory every year. Since being established we have spread awareness of space science and astronomy to 2.5 million students and 50 million members of the Indian public.

We already have a number of facilities including:

  • a Radio Jove radio telescope from NASA to observe the sun and Jupiter
  • a SuperSID Monitor from Stanford Solar Center to monitor space weather
  • a Pinhole Cam from the Alto University of Finland to monitor the sun's daily motion

We would like your help in improving our facilites to include:

  • a computer controlled optical telescope with an aperture of more than 14” with a solar filter and accessories for optical astronomy research, education and educational sky events at the observatory
  • a 4” mobile telescope which we can take to remote villages and communities
  • a dome for our observatory to house our optical telescope
  • basic teaching and demonstration equipment such as globes, 3D and solar filter glasses, household planetarium etc
  • a weather station for weather forecasting

If you can help with any of these, please contact Divyadarshan Purohit at the Gurudev Observatory by email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.