Ever Amateur Astronomers' Meet at State level in India was organised by Akash
Kalyan on November 9, 1986. It was held at Laxminarayan Mandir and
was attended by some 125 delegates. Renowned astrophysicist
Dr.Jayant Narlikar was one of the dignitaries present to the meet.
during his lecture in the meet
Narlikar during his inaugural talk
Chitre guiding the participants of 1st Amateur Astronomers' Meet held at
Kalyan in Nov.1986
June 1999, Akash Mitra, Kalyan published the "Directory of Persons
Associated with Astronomy in India" which includes information about 220
persons in India located all over India. The Directory is an important
source-book for astronomical human resource in India.
inaugurating the Directory in 9th AIAAM at Hyderabad
In March 2000, Akash Mitra, Kalyan carried an important experiment at
Kalyan. With the help of a precise shadow experiment, the latitude
of the Kalyan city was calculated. This was the first of its kind
in the city.
Mitras carrying experiment of Determination of Latitude of
Determination by Shadow experiment using T-square
In May 2001,
Akash Mitra, Kalyan inaugurated the 1st Ever Astronomy Reference Library in Kalyan city. The Library has a good collection
of astronomical literature and the library is FREE
of cost and is open to all.
Avalaskar inaugurating Astronomy Reference Library
Mitra's P.V.Gokhale, President Prof.C.G.Chawre, Mrs.Avalaskar,
Vice President Hemant Mone and Prof. Mohan Apte at the inaugural
function of the Astronomy Reference Library in Kalyan.