Upcoming HBCSE events [04/06/2017 onwards]


15Thu

Thursday Seminar on "The history and mystery of calendars"

Starts on: Thursday, 15 June 2017, 3:30:00 pm
Ends on: Thursday, 15 June 2017, 4:30:00 pm

Venue: V. G. Kulkarni Memorial Auditorium

Coordinator: Prof. Jyotsna Vijapurkar

Speaker: Palash Baran Pal, Abstract: I will discuss the main problems of calendrical astronomy, viz., that the units (day, month, year) are given to us and their ratios are not integers. It resulted in three main systems of calendar: solar, lunar, lunisolar. I will take examples of each kind and trace the developments of different calendars, e.g., the Roman calendar, the Islamic calendar, the calendars of North and West India, and the Bengali calendar.