About us

The Sky Watchers’ Association (SWA), Kolkata, is a name familiar all over India. Amateur astronomers and sky-watchers of all ages and backgrounds gather every Saturday evening at 47/1, Beni Banerjee Avenue, Dhakuria in south Kolkata to partake of the wonders of the night-sky. This humble venue offers a veritable treasure-chest of materials related to the sky. The SWA, Kolkata houses a wonderful collection of important books and photographs on astronomy, star charts, star atlases and international astronomical journals. Here one finds experienced sky-observers equipped with six good telescopes and various sky-charts, warmly introducing visitors and members to the night-sky and answering the entire gamut of questions related to astronomy, unmarked by the politics of conventional academia!