At IIT Madras, India, classes were in full force on New Year's Day and logistics didn't permit us to celebrate the Dawn of IYA 2009 as suggested. So we decided to welcome IYA 2009 differently.
Some of us got together on the terrace of the Physics Department to welcome the sun early in the morning. After a good lot of waiting for the clouds at the horizon to clear, we finally saw the sun rising. The excitement led to some fun-photography with the Rising Sun of IYA 2009!
Pictured here, welcoming the sun are Prasanna Ramaswamy, Vinay Hegde and Namrata Kamat, active members of Astronomy Club, IIT Madras.
Pictured here are Vinay Hegde and Prasanna Ramaswamy, trying to take innovative pictures with the Sun.
We hope that this will be a very fruitful year for all Astronuts.
[Original post here; More pictures here]
Photo Credits: Prasanna Ramaswamy.
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