Astronomer P. Devadas passes away

Renowned astronomer P. Devadas died at his home in Guindy here on Friday. He was 92 years old. A fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and member of the British Astronomical Association, the Astronomical Society of India, the Planetary Society and the Optical Society of India, Professor Devadas headed the Tamil Nadu Astronomy Association.

He is attributed with the greatness of discovering the Venusian cloud structure, the theory of volcanic origin for the lunar craters and many more. He worked in coordination with the famous British Astronomer Patrick Moore.

He taught observational and practical astronomy and astrophysics to school and college students visiting Tamil Nadu Science and Technology Centre.

He was a recipient of the Tamil Nadu State Award for popularising science.

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