There are organizations which administers science centers/museums/planetaria spread all over India and undertakes national level science popularization programmes. To promote science at local level, several other science centres exists which are funded by the state governments or private organizations. Amateur astronomy clubs (mostly in the cities) also play an important role in bringing astronomy to the general public.
International Year of Astronomy 2009
India hosts over two hundred scientists who are pursuing front-line research in Astronomy and Astrophysics in several research institutes and universities. These academic centers regularly conduct astronomy popularization programs such as workshops, lecture series, sky watch demonstrations etc.