Free Evening Course In Introductory Astronomy:
M.P. Birla Planetarium conducts a Free Evening Course in introductory astronomy. The course started in 1965 and has been running successfully for the last 50+ years. It consists of about 40 lectures that are held once a week. The medium of instruction is English. The eligibility criterion for this course is 10+2 in any stream, without any age bar. It is an extremely popular course in which people of all age groups and all vocations enroll. This is a certificate course, with certificates given at the end to participants who have attended at least 60% of the lectures during the course. The intake capacity is 110.
The basic concepts of astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology are given in this course in a semi-technical manner using basic mathematics. The course is being planned to be restarted soon after some restructuring.