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ASTRONOMY CLUB MOD-1 OVERNIGHT OBSERVATION SESSION
Event Start Date : 20/01/2018 Event End Date 21/01/2018

ASTRONOMY CLUB MOD-1 OVERNIGHT OBSERVATION SESSION

- KRITHIKA & ROHINI CLUBS

Students of Astronomy club would like to thank our Principal Ma'am for providing such a wonderful opportunity to learn about Astronomy and to explore the 'Day & Night' Sky.

The Overnight observation session is a part of the curriculum of the Astronomy Club. It provided a great learning experience for the Students. Three members including the educator Mr. Venkata Sai from SPACE conducted the sessions for both Krithika and Rohini clubs on 20th and 21st January respectively at NatWest Mango County, Thimma Bhoopalapuram, Thiruvallur, Tamil Nadu.

The sessions covered the following observations:

  • Orientation of Night Sky
  • Night Sky through Maps
  • Real Time Night Sky Observation
  • Telescope Watch
  • Astrophotography

Forty-One Students of Krithika Club accompained by 3 teachers Ms. Udhaya Sundar, Ms. Kamalavali and Mr. Magesh started their trip on 20th January, 2018 at 1.30 pm. After exploring the Night Sky, they returned to school on 21st January around 11 am. The students observed Orion Nebula, Star Clusters, Constellations like Orion, Ursa Major, Cassiopeia etc. through large telescopes.

On the same day of their return, 43 students of Rohini club set out to explore the night sky.   They observed Andromeda Galaxy, Orion Nebula, Constellations like Orion, Ursa major, Cassiopeia, Leo Minor, Lepus, Canis Major and Stars like Sirius, polestar and so on.

Both the clubs enjoyed clicking the celestial bodies in the Astrophotography session using DSLR device and were given learning materials like 'Planisphere' and 'Latitude Finder' which helped them to locate the planet in a particular month and to find the latitude of the pole star, respectively.

The members of Rohini Club returnd with their teachers Ms. Valli Rajkumar, Mr. Raja Manikkam and Mr. Srinivasan on 22nd January, 2018 at 11am.

The site was well equipped and the accommodation was safe with delicious food for the participants.

The learning outcome of the Students was excellent and the field trip had exposed the hidden talents of the growing astronauts.

  

                   Krithika   Club   -  Exploring   the  Night Sky                                         Rohini  Club - Hands-on  'Planisphere' and 'Latitude Finder'