GMRT ( Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope)
Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT), located near Pune in India, is an array of radio telescopes at metre wavelengths. It is operated by the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, a part of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai. At the time it was built, it was world's largest interferometric array.
The GMRT is located around 80 km north of Pune at Khodad(Located 19° 5'47.46"N 74° 2'59.07"E). A nearby town is Narayangaon which is around 9 km from the telescope. The office of NCRA is located in the University of Pune campus right next to IUCAA.
IUCAA Girawali Observatory
IUCAA Girawali Observatory is set up at a location which is about 80km Pune city, off Pune-Nasik Road and near the historical Junnar town. In addition to catering to the needs of astronomers in general, this observatory is unique in setting aside a certain amount of time specifically for training as well as observational proposals arising from Indian Universities.
The telescope was manufactured by Telescope Technologies Ltd.,Liverpool, UK, under a contract through the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (PPARC), UK. It was handed over to IUCAA after installation and commissioning on February 14th, 2006. The observatory was formally inaugurated and the telescope dedicated to the astronomy community by Prof. Yash Pal on May 13th, 2006. After a phase of performance and science verification programmes, the observatory opened for regular observations in November 2006.