J. C. Bhattacharyya

Jagadish Chandra Bhattacharyya, also known as J.C. Bhattacharyya (1 September 1930 in Calcutta – 4 June 2012 in New Delhi)[1] was an Indian professor well known for his contributions in experimental astrophysics. He became the director of the Indian Institute of Astrophysics in 1982.[2]


In 1971 he discovered a thin atmosphere around Ganymede, a satellite of Jupiter. For this he used ground-based, optical telescope at Kavalur, Tamil Nadu, India. In 1977 he discovered an extended ring system around Uranus using lunar an Occultation technique. The Voyager mission later confirmed his discovery.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Ex-Director of institute of astrophysics passes away". The Hindu. 5 June 2012. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Indian Institute of Astrophysics". Archived from the original on 25 June 2012. Retrieved 9 June 2012.