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An Enticing Night with the Stars: Astronomy session

Winters are the best time to have a great night with your loved ones but it can more beautiful when you go in the outskirts, away from all lights and pollution and look right above you…..You might see diamonds twinkling with a bright Moon. Yes, I am talking about Space and Astronomy and it’s true beauty that most people may not see in the cities due to urbanization and development. Luckily, I was given an opportunity to witness it’s true yesterday by some institutions who conducts Astronomy sessions for their students. I was amazed by the technology they were using to guide their students as they had expensive equipment and other things which are necessary in today’s developing world. Fortunately, the sky was clear and we were enjoying to our fullest with delicious food and comfortable stay provided by the institution. We saw different constellation and planets (including the evening star a.k.a Venus) and discussed regarding different galaxies and other celestial objects that are intriguing for people around the planet. Although the session didn’t last long due to limited time, many students went back with their questions, unanswered. The authorities promised them to introduce a Q&A session for their questions and were delighted to host a fun and beautiful evening for them. The next day, students were accompanied by their teachers to go back home and take rest after their ‘non-stop fun and loving night’. A message that I would like to discuss with the readers here is that education is not about reading textbooks, writing notes and prepare for the exams but rather, it’s a blank canvas that is required to be painted with different colors and finally make a masterpiece!

Here are some of the pictures from last night with tiny adults at the session location. Enjoy!

Image Courtesy: Delhi Public School Tapi


 

Raj Ondhia.

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Through the lens: The Incredible Space

Natural phenomenon, which is largest in 68 years, will be visible after sunset on Monday wherever you are in the world and there wouldn’t be another like it until 2034. So, I went to outskirts of my city and enjoy this event. Here are some of the pictures during my visit.

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T: #Supermoon

C: Canon Rebel T5

L: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 III USM Lens

E: ISO 400 | f/8 | 1/250 sec.

Astronomy Sessions held by DPS Tapi and Mr. G.R.Sivakumar

Astronomy Club of DPS Surat and Tapi recently conducted a few Astronomy sessions for Students of Class IV,V and IX. The experience was amazing as students were quite with the technologies used there and were amazed by looking at the stars, away from city lights and pollution. They were provided with delicious food and a pleasant stay for the night (Although none of them were ready to sleep till 3 am). Mr. G.R.Sivakumar (Mentor of Astronomy Club) helped the students to have an interesting and amazing night. Here are some of the photos which can show their excitement as well as their eager to know more about planets and other Astronomical things. (Image Courtesy: DPS Astronomy Club and DPS Tapi)