Archives at NCBS
Launch of TSG Sastry Papers at the Archives at NCBS
Wednesday, March 15 2023. 5:00pm.
Lecture Hall – 1 (Haapus), NCBS
Free and open to the public
We are delighted to welcome you to the opening of the TSG Sastry Papers at the Archives at NCBS on Wed, March 15, 2023, at 5:00 PM. This new collection captures the life and work of Indian physicist, TSG Sastry, who is most noted for his contribution towards establishing India’s first rocket launch station in Thumba. He is also credited for advancing space research in the country through his work with sounding rockets and involvement in organisations that would eventually serve as the foundation for the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).

5:00 PM - Introductions

5:15 PM - Collection Overview

5:45 PM - Talk on the collection’s relevance and space research in the 1970s.

6:15 PM - Q&A

6:30 PM - Tour of the Archives at NCBS + Refreshments

About the Archives at NCBS:
Besides its role as a research centre, the Archives at NCBS has three main objectives going forward: continuing to build up the archives to strengthen public spaces, a focus on education through archival material, and to build a broader collective of archives across the country ( In 2020, NCBS formalized the creation of a Chair in the History and Culture of Science which also supports the activities of the Archives via a generous grant from TNQ Technologies. The 2000-square-feet physical centre includes space for research, processing, exhibitions, recording, and a leading-edge storage facility with monitors for temperature, light, humidity, air quality, water, fire, pests, and noise. Over 50,000 processed objects across 18 collections are in various forms, ranging from paper-based manuscripts to negatives to photographs, books, fine art, audio recordings, scientific equipment, letters, and field and lab notes.