A Step into Astronomy and Meteorology


Akshay has been mesmerized by space shuttles, thunderstorms, and the Indian monsoon since a young age. He recalls watching NASA’s space shuttle missions and the television series Storm Chasers as a teenager, which introduced him to the technical side of space sciences and meteorology. Sky gazing through a telescope left a deep impact on his mind about the solar system. Akshay published his first blog on astronomy and astrophysics in 2008 when he was just 14. At the same time, he started learning meteorology using online resources and published his first weather blog in 2009. In early stages, he used to issue monsoon forecasts on social media and share the same with his family members and some farmers in the region.