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About Us

The Sky Watchers’ Association (SWA), Kolkata, is a name familiar all over India. Amateur astronomers and sky-watchers of all ages and backgrounds gather every Saturday evening at 47/1, Beni Banerjee Avenue, Dhakuria in south Kolkata to partake of the wonders of the night-sky. This humble venue offers a veritable treasure-chest of materials related to the sky. The SWA, Kolkata houses a wonderful collection of important books and photographs on astronomy, star charts, star atlases and international astronomical journals. Here one finds experienced sky-observers equipped with six good telescopes and various sky-charts, warmly introducing visitors and members to the night-sky and answering the entire gamut of questions related to astronomy, unmarked by the politics of conventional academia!

Meet the Team

Basudev Bhattacharya


Biplab Kumar Dey

General Secretary

Dalia Ghosh

Publication Secretary

Samindra Basu


Soumen Mukherjee

Vice President

Saikat Bhadra

Programme Secretary

Dipendra Nath Chakraborty


Subrata Manna

Vice President

Dipankar Dey

Observation Secretary

Samiran Chakraborty