• Prof. Ajit Kembhavi

    He is an astrophysicist, working on stars, galaxies, quasars, and high-energy astrophysics. He is involved in data analytics, application of AI to astronomy and biology, and Virtual Observatories. He is an Emeritus Professor at IUCAA, of which he is a Founder Member and former Director. He is the Principal Investigator of PKC.

  • Prof. Sudhanshu Barway

    He is an astrophysicist, from the Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore, India. His focus is on extragalactic astronomy. He mostly works in the morphological transformation of galaxies and studies Lenticular (S0) galaxies in depth. He also likes to explore the physics behind Super Massive Black Holes, Super Star Clusters, and their co-evolution with galaxies.

  • Prof. Vivek M.

    He is an astrophysicist working at Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore, India. Currently, his focus is on studying the variability in quasar outflows using SDSS-IV data. His broad research interests are in active galactic nuclei, supermassive black holes and machine learning techniques in astronomy.

  • Dr. Disha Sawant

    She is an Assistant Programme Manager with PKC working mainly on the Citizen Science programme and in the Environment vertical. Disha works on transient extragalactic objects like Gamma Ray Bursts and Supernovae. Her interests lie mainly in astronomy education, data analysis, and sustainability.

  • Mr. Atharva Pathak

    He currently works as a Software Engineer & Data Manager for the Pune Knowledge Cluster. He is also an Astronomer at IUCAA and has been working on website development, applications and localization of various software. He is also an integral part and member of India's oldest amateur astronomy club "Jyotirvidya Parisanstha".