Aakash Gautam

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Aakash Gautam
Personal details
Born25 May 1998
Shimla, India
MotherSneh Lata
FatherRattan Chand Sharma
RelativesShubham Gautam (brother)
EducationHimachal Pradesh University (2015 - present), D.A.V. Lakkar Bazar, Shimla (2011-2015), D.A.V. PubliC School Bilaspur (2006-2011).
Alma materHimachal Pradesh University (2015 - present)
OccupationAstronomer, Educator
Known forScience Communication

Aakash Gautam (born 25 May 1998) is an astronomer, educator and space exploration advocate from India. Aakash is widely known by his alias Planet Aakash. He founded Planet Aakash School and co-founded CosmosNow. Aakash educates the general public and the youth especially students about astronomy and how is it important to us. Aakash is widely known by his online alias Planet Aakash for his work in space-related videos, infographics, and visual content imagery. Aakash is also a space YouTuber posting his videos under the eponym Planet Aakash. Planet Aakash (YouTube Channel) has a total of 1.5 million+ views and approximate 40,000 subscribers.

Early Life and Background[edit | hide all | hide | edit source]

He pursued his graduation degree Bachelor of Computer Application from Himachal Pradesh University and now pursuing his masters from the same in computer applications. His hobbies include sketching, philately and speed cubing.

Notable Works[edit | hide | edit source]

  • Planet Aakash School (An astronomy MOOC)
  • Who's Who (Infographic series)
  • Kardashev Scale - Type I, II, III, IV, V civilisations: Director.
  • Top 15 space stories of 2018: Creator
  • Introduction to Planet Mercury: Director
  • Introduction to Milky Way Galaxy, Andromeda Galaxy and Triangulum Galaxy: Director
  • Pale Blue Dot (Cosmic Symphony E01): Director & Editor

Planet Aakash[edit | hide | edit source]

Planet Aakash is multi-platform outer space communication, education and outreach entity used as a pseudonym by Aakash Gautam.

Planet Aakash School[edit | hide | edit source]

Planet Aakash School is an open astronomy and outer space education school based on digital open content and free e-learning. Planet Aakash School is also known otherwise as Planet Aakash Space School or Planet Aakash Open School for Astronomy Education and Outreach.

CosmosNow[edit | hide | edit source]

Gautam co-founded CosmosNow - India's first independent Astronomy and space magazine along with Krishan Kumar, Rajkumar Shukla, Siddhant Mohite and Ajay Sharma in 2019.

CosmosNow Magazine is India’s first independent (non-organizational) astronomy magazine."To provide the best, well-organized, and engaging material on astronomy and outer space to our enthusiastic readers and subscribers", says their mission statement.