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Member Reports from SPACE Chennai

May 06

SPACE Chennai - Zero Shadow Day ( GAM 2019)

Event Date: 24.04.19 On 24th April, 2019 SPACE Chennai had conducted a zero shadow day experiment at College Of Engineering, Anna University, Guindy during the local noon 12:07 pm. About Zero shadow day: During sunrise and sunset, we will have a long shadow of an object but at noontime, we will have the shortest shadow of that day. But specifically during summers, we will have even shorter shadows facing towards south at local noon and during winter we will have slightly longer shadows facing towards the north at local noon. This gives rise to two days in a year where... Read More...

May 06

SPACE Chennai - ASTROART CONTEST - GLOBAL ASTRONOMY MONTH 2019

Event Date: 19.04.2019 Chennai Students Astroart Competition: SPACE, as the pioneer in Astronomy education in India are celebrating Global Astronomy Month (GAM) 2019 is celebrated by Astronomers Without Borders (AWB), worldwide. The celebration by SPACE India is to bring new ideas and opportunities for people to participate in, strengthening AWB's motto, One People, One Sky. As a part of Global Astronomy Month SPACE Chennai has conducted an Inter School Astro Art Contest for Senior Category of students between Grade 8 to Grade 12 in regional level on 16th April 2019 at Sindhi Model Senior Secondary School with a participation of... Read More...

May 06

SPACE Chennai - Chennai Astronomy Week(13th to 14th April 2019) (GAM 2019)

SPACE Chennai Celebrates Chennai Astronomy Week as a part of Global Astronomy Month 2019. About SPACE: SPACE is a pioneer organization working towards the development of Astronomy and space science since 2001.SPACE has successfully implemented astronomy and space science curriculum in the Indian education system. In this context, we have developed a variety of astronomy and space science educational concepts through astronomy projects, sessions, tutorials and modules based on school curriculum for education, catering to requirements of schools & students in India. About Global Astronomy Month (GAM): Global Astronomy Month (GAM) 2019 is celebrated by Astronomers without Borders (AWB), worldwide.... Read More...

May 02

Global Star Party April 2019

Global Star Party Natwest Mango County, Thiruvallur, India Around 100 young astronomers and teachers from DAV Public School, Velachery, Chennai went with us to a dark site 150 km from Chennai city, away from city light pollution, with a +5.5 Limiting Magnitude sky to enjoy the dark night sky and its jewels. The observation took place on the nights of 12th and 13th April 2019. Students were exposed to various aspects of night sky observation like basic terminologies of the sky, its coordinates, effects of light pollution and use of red light instead of white light. They also learned about... Read More...