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Bhavesh Rajpoot

I am a M.Sc. student at the Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversität Heidelberg, Germany, and a Research Assistant at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg. 

As a graduate student, my research interests continually evolve through my academic journey, and I find myself particularly enthusiastic about the ongoing developments in Galaxy Evolution, Exoplanet detection and characterisation, Astronomical Instrumentation, and Astronomical Machine Learning. For more details, please check out my Research page!

I received my B.Sc. degree in Physics from Fergusson College (Autonomous), Pune, India. Through the college's Astro Club, I have volunteered and outreach Astronomy through various activities for college as well as school students. Talking about astronomy and scientific thinking has been a recently discovered strength, and therefore, I never leave an opportunity to encourage young aspiring students to pursue this field.

Apart from academics, I counsel students about becoming an Astronomer/Astrophysicist, about various graduate study opportunities in the US and Europe, buying Telescopes (especially for the Indian subcontinent), and taking Astronomy and stargazing sessions.  For more information regarding this, please head to this page.

Along with Astronomy, I am an avid trekker and photographer, and I love to cook!


  • Galaxy Evolution

  • Astronomical Instrumentation

  • Exoplanet Detection and Characterization

  • Galactic Archaeology

  • Astronomical Machine Learning 


​M.Sc in Physics, 2024

Universität Heidelberg, Germany


B.Sc in Physics, 2020

Fergusson College, Pune, India

Looking Through Telescope


Catered for students interested in pursuing Astronomy as a Career




Personalised SOP and LOR 




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Talks & Presentations

Knowform LLP (Invited)

Vedantu (Invited)


Equinox Astrophysics Program, Naxxatra Club (Invited)

Science Club, College of Engineering, Pune (Invited)

Astro Club, Fergusson College, Pune (Contributed)

  • Effects of CMEs on Earth’s Thermosphere                                                            12/06/2020

  • Basics of Observational Astronomy                                                                        10/12/2019

  • Introduction to Asteroid Hunting                                                                            06/07/2019

Poster Presentations:

Fergusson College, Pune

Technical Skills

Languages:  Python, LATEX, Bash, C

OS:  Windows, Linux, MacOS

Productivity tools:  Git/GitHub, Overleaf, Microsoft Office, Slack, Google Docs

IDEs:  VSCode, Jupyter, Spyder, Pycharm, IDLE

Python Tools:  NumPy, SciPy, AstroPy, Corner, Emcee, RMFit

Visualization:  Matplotlib, Origin

Eclipsing Binary Analysis:  PHOEBE, ellc, JKTEBOP, EBAI, Lightkurve

Observatory: The SkyX Pro, TPoint, MaxIm DL Pro Suite, N.I.N.A, ImagePlus, IRAF

Astronomical Instrumentation

Reflectors: PlaneWave CDK20, Celestron CGX EQ 925 SCT, Celestron 8 SE, Sky‑Watcher 8‑in Dob, GSO 8‑in Dob, StarTracker 150EQ, Sky‑Watcher 150EQ, Celestron 130EQ‑RA motor

Refractors: StarTracker 90mm AZ, Vintage 90mm Refractor – EQ (Pier)

Mounts: Paramount ME mount
Sensors: Apogee Alta U9000X CCD camera, ZWO‑ASI120MC CMOS camera, Canon 700D & 1500D DSLR Camera

Filters: Johnson’s UBVRI filtersSolarite Solar Filter, GSO (1.25”): #23A LIGHT RED Filter, #80A MEDIUM BLUE  Filter, Moon Filter

Radio: 3m & 4m Dish Type Simple Radio Telescope – AZ, SpectraCyber I/II 1420 MHz  Hydrogen Line Spectrometer, RTL‑SDR V3 Dongle

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