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Sitaram Nagar, Velachery, Chennai - 42
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NIGHT SKY SIMULATION  

NIGHT SKY SIMULATION

 

"Earth is  a small town with many neighbourhoods in a very big Universe". It is yet another opportunity for our young astronauts to  have an interesting session and of course they had their 'magical night' on August 1 and 2, 2017.

'SPACE' conducted "Night Sky Simulation" Activity for the Astronomy club Students, both 'KRITHIKA' and 'ROHINI' on August 1, 2017 and       August 2, 2017 respectively. The program started at 5 p.m and covered the following:

  • Installation of a Simulation Software Stellarium. This is an open source free Software Planetarium which shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what we see with the naked eye, binoculars or telescope. It is usually used in Planetarium projects.
  • Hands on telescope - a brief discussion about refractor and reflector telescopes
  • Pointing the telescopes towards the Celestial Objects.

After completing the indoor session, the students assembled in the School ground for the activity with their telescopes. Excitement, joy and curiosity were cascading on their faces. They focussed their telescopes towards the Celestial Bodies and observed the craters in the Moon, Jupiter and its Moons and Saturn with its Rings.

Though the clouds and the Celestial Objects played 'Hide and Seek', Students had lot of fun using the telescope for experiential learning about the Planets and Satellites . The parents were also watching the "Wonders in the Sky". The activity was concluded by 7.30 p.m.

The sessions were awesome and it was really a wonderful learning experience for the students.

 

  

                                        SPACE member explaining the Working of                             Students observing Celestial Objects through Telescope

                                              Refractor Telescope to the Students