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Our Strengths

  • Strongest astronomical network
  • Professional Qualified and experienced staff
  • Team work
  • Sri Lanka‚Äôs best Optical Instruments 
  • Collaborations with International organizations
  • Quality of vendors and service providers


Our Values 

  • Innovation
  • Diversity and Equality
  • Trustworthiness
  • Cooperate Social Responsibility

 

Research and Development

  • Suns spots and Solar Physics research affiliated with Solar Observatory, Colombo
  • Asteroid Searching Campaign affiliated with International Astronomical Search Collaboration (IASC)
  • Binary star research affiliated with City Observatory, Colombo
  • Official affiliated organizer for Space Generation Council

 

Courses


December school (over 11 years)

  • December School for Beginner level (Sinhala medium)
  • December School for Beginner level (English medium)
  • December School for Intermediate level (Sinhala medium)
  • December School for Intermediate level (English medium)
  • December School for Advanced level
  • Night Sky Observation Camp is included for every course.

 

Certificate Course (4 months)

  • Training classes for International Astronomy Olympiad competition.
  • Senior Certificate course in Astrophysics (12-14 years)
  • Junior Certificate course in Astronomy and astrophysics (over15 years)

 

Kids Work shops (5 hours) (5-11years)

  • Astro Space Workshop-1 (Sinhala medium)
  • Astro Space Workshop-1 (English medium)
  • Astro Space Workshop-2 (Sinhala medium)
  • Astro Space Workshop-2 (English medium)
  • STEM Education Workshop-1 (Sinhala medium)
  • STEM Education Workshop-1 (English  medium)

 

One day Workshops (over 12 years)

  • Astrobiology Workshop
  • Astro chemistry Workshop
  • Alien and UFO Workshop
  • One day Astronomy and Astrophysics work shop for junior students
  • One day Astrophysics work shop for senior students (over 14 years)

   

Collaborations

  • Member International Astronomical Union
  • Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC-UN)
  • International Astronomical Search Collaboration, Texas USA.
  • Astronomers Without Boarders
  • American Association of Variable Stars Observers (AAVSO)