Institute of Astronomy, Sri Lanka

About Us

Institute of Astronomy is the first ever astronomical learning institute in Sri Lanka which is organized for local students and adults. From this institute,  we have inaugurated Astronomy school for local students since December 2018 and also astronomy certificate courses. Especially, we designed an open lecture series for students and adults every month and it is also we offer freely. On the other hand, we are developing techniques of research methods and data analysis methods. Due to its quality and highly academic structure, our institute has designated as the main astronomical learning institute in Sri Lanka.

In addition, our institute organizes observational night camps for high school students, teacher and public. Happy to say that, our astronomy night sky observation camps criteria are not for only locals and we succeeded to reach internationals also. With the strong plan and competency, we are looking forward to presenting an amazing stargazing experience with excellence astronomy knowledge for participants of the night camps. Such as eye-catching lectures, Uses of constellation maps, practical knowledge of telescopes, observe deep sky objects and planets, and Discuss extraterrestrial life area some of them

Furthermore, every month we issue astronomy magazine for locals and it contains a plethora of general astronomy facts. It is especially aimed for the young generation. In fact, we just started a digital version of our magazine using YouTube and it will change the Sri Lankan digital astronomy history.  

In order, our institute willing to start astronomy research like solar physics, analysing of variable stars, observational astronomy, and cosmology and already started observing sun by using Coronado Solar Max II. Our institute does not belong to only astronomy and we already started Earth Science courses for high school students.

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Apr 28

IOAS Astrophilia

Astrophilia offers the global opportunity for people of all backgrounds and experience levels; Outreach professionals, educators, amateur and professional astronomers, and astronomy enthusiasts to participate in online astronomy activities who...

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Jul 20

Moon eclipse recorded on 16th of July 2019

This partial moon eclipse was taken by Institue of Astronomy, Sri Lanka

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May 16

Solar activity on 8th May 2019- IOAS OBSERVATORY

Solar Activities Date: 08.05.2019 Time: 10.50 am Location: IOAS Observatory Equipment: coronado 60 mm double stack solarmax ii, Nikon D3300, Celestron SE mount Credit: Banuka Dimuthu, Jude Vijayanga WIjesekera

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Apr 08

Luna Surface details

Moon craters 1 Bonprand 2 Parry 3 Tolansky 4 Parry M 5 Fra Mauro Formation: Fra Mauro is a widespread hilly geological area covering large portions of the lunar surface...

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Apr 05

Earth Science - Open Lecture (PAST EVENT)

Institute of Astronomy, Colombo, Sri Lanka organized an open lecture on “Earth Science”. Our objective of this is to raise awareness and knowledge on earth activities such as volcanic eruptions,...

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Apr 05

Week of Practical Astronomy (PAST EVENT)

Institute of Astronomy, Colombo, Sri Lanka organized a series of workshops for school students regarding practical astronomy. During the workshop series, we taught about telescope usage, techniques of standard observation...

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Location:S & T Group, 145/ 5A, Sooriya Mawatha, Koswatta, , Colombo, Sri Lanka , Texas, GQ11350
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