Chai and Why?

"Chai and Why?" is forum to enable informal discussions of interesting scientific issues held twice a month, on the 1st (Prithvi Theatre) and 3rd (Ruparel college) Sundays. Chai and Why is open to all, and is free. Read More

Astronomy Outreach

Between October and April TIFR organises overnight astronomy shows on the Saturday closest to the new moon day, depending on weather conditions. Lectures and night sky observation sessions, both naked eye and through telescopes are held through out the night. Participation is strictly through pre-registration.Read More

Public Lecture Series

The Outreach Committee organizes periodic public lectures at various city colleges. These are usually by TIFR faculty or distinguished lecturers visiting the institute. If your college would like to host a TIFR public lecture do send a mail to Find out about the next public lecture here.

Lecture-Demonstrations in Schools

The TIFR team also visit schools to perform science experiments. This must however be scheduled in advance. If your school is interested do send a mail to