Anand Narayanan explores the world of astronomy in TV show Akalangalile Prapancham

Anand Narayanan explores the world of astronomy in TV show Akalangalile Prapancham: Among television’s stars, strikes a chord in everyone who has ever pondered over the enigma of the vast sky. Anand says: “Despite socio-economic differences between rural and urban Kerala, it is great...


"For Anand, his love for physics and science literature acted as the catalyst for his journey in astrophysics. “From a young age, I was always interested in Physics and science literature by famous authors such as Carl Sagan and Stephen Hawking. This pushed me to explore this field further, and shortly after receiving my engineering degree, I knew that I wanted to pursue astrophysics as a career,” says Anand, a postgraduate in astrophysics with a PhD from Pennsylvania State University, United States.

He credits his interest in promoting science to the public to this experience abroad. “When I was in Penn State, I remember school students and elderly people would come over to the university to learn about astrophysics almost on a daily basis. It was the responsibility of us Masters and PhD students to explain our research in a manner that was accessible and engaging, so we often opted for creative methods, like 3-D shows and interactive displays. This was very inspiring and when I came back to India, I knew that I wanted to do the same for my community in whatever way I could.”
By explaining the wonders of the universe in an accessible, engaging and entertaining manner, Anand has done just that."

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Anand Narayanan is son of R Narayanan who worked for RBI, Thiruvananthapuram. I have watched some of the episodes of Akalangalile Prapancham which was appreciated for simple, excellent presentation and for the narrative skills of Anand Narayanan. Proud of you, Anand. Best wishes...
M G Warrier


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