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Arvind Paranjpye

For most of his life he have been interested in Astronomy, which accounts for his hobby/passion as well as career. He have been interested in various hobbies from stamp-collecting, ship and boat modelling, photography etc.

In 1988, his team became the first Indians to discover a new asteroid that was named 4130 Ramanujan. They were awarded Astronomical Society of India Medal for discovery of an asteroid.

 

Asteroid 17446 Mopaku was named after three members of the team Venkatachala Moorthy, Arvind Paranjpye, and Kamatchiappan Kuppuswamy. The asteroid was discovered on January 23, 1990. He was an Officer for Science Popularization at IUCAA. He wrote weekly, monthly columns on sky watching and astronomy Q&A for various newspapers, such as Indian Express, the Times of India, Tarun Bharat. He has published about 10 papers on site survey, spectroscopy, occultation and search for minor bodies in the solar system.Director, Nehru Planetarium,Mumbai. 

 

For most of his life he have been interested in Astronomy, which accounts for his hobby/passion as well as career. He have been interested in various hobbies from stamp-collecting, ship and boat modeling, photography etc. 

In 1988 his team became the first Indians to discover a new asteroid that was named 4130 Ramanujan. They were awarded Astronomical Society of India Medal for discovery of an asteroid.Asteroid 17446 Mopaku was named after three members of the team Venkatachala Moorthy, Arvind Paranjpye, and Kamatchiappan Kuppuswamy. The asteroid was discovered on January 23, 1990. He was an Officer for Science Popularisation at IUCAA. He wrote weekly, monthly columns on sky watching and astronomy Q&A for various newspapers, such as Indian Express, the Times of India, Tarun Bharat.He has published about 10 papers on site survey, spectroscopy, occultation and search for minor bodies in the solar system.