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Samir Dhurde

India WEPOC Board representative / Inter-University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics

Samir Dhurde is in-charge of the popular outreach programme - SciPOP , at the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy & Astrophysics (IUCAA) in Pune, India. He works towards developing and using both very simple as well as very technical methods to make Science learning fun and to take scientific fervour to everyone. Trained as a Radio Astronomer, he loves to travel across his vast and beautiful country to share Astronomy with the people, inspire children, and encourage amateur astronomers to contribute to Science. Over the last decade he has been in many EPO advisory groups such as the ASI-POEC, TMT-WEPOC, LIGO-India, ISRO-TOT, IAU-NOC etc., putting in efforts to design large-scale educational programmes and resources in India and abroad.