Astronomy and Astrophysics Seminars

Ultra-Violet Imaging Telescope (UVIT) studies of young stars and star clusters

by Dr. Prasanta Nayak (DAA, TIFR)

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 from to (Asia/Kolkata)
at Zoom link ( (Meeting ID: 965 4182 2946; Passcode: 722091) )
Meeting ID: 965 4182 2946 Passcode: 722091
India's first space-based multi-wavelength observatory, AstroSat will complete five years in space on 28 September 2020. Ultra-Violet Imaging Telescope (UVIT) is one of the five payloads onboard AstroSat and has already produced several exciting science results. In this talk, I will present some preliminary results from my work using UVIT data: (i) study the multiple stellar populations in intermediate-age star cluster in the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC), (ii) study the effect of tidal interaction between Magellanic Clouds by probing recent star-forming regions in the outskirts of the SMC, and (iii) study UV properties of accretion in young T-Tauri stars.