SPACE DOME (DIGITAL MOBILE PLANETARIUM) SPACE DOME (DIGITAL MOBILE PLANETARIUM)—a simulated display of the day and night-time sky and celestial objects; engages the students in personal sense of wonder and discovery in a unique digital environment. A planetarium is an ideal fun environment for children and adults to learn about the Earth and our place in the Solar System. Interactive shows encourage the students to participate and ask questions. All presentations; including a tour of the night sky and main constellations, are exciting and simulating, informative and memorable.
NASA SPACE PHOTOS—a collection of stunning photographs of the solar system, deep sky objects, space exploration and a lot more. METEORITE EXHIBIT—Meteorites are among the rarest materials that exist in our planet- far less common than gold, diamonds, or even emeralds and are also the oldest things any human could ever touch. Though meteorites may appear to be just boring rocks, they are extremely important in that we can analyze them carefully in our labs . Aside from the few kilos of moon rocks brought back by the Apollo and Luna missions, meteorites are our only material evidence of the universe beyond the Earth. ASK-AN-ASTRONOMER Activity Our astronomers provide first-rate and easy-to-digest astronomical information to students and teachers. This activity is a combination of curriculum and related material and the latest scientific discoveries (customized at an appropriate level for the age and ability of the students) all under a precise presentation wrapped up in an enthusing, motivational live discussion Students are given the chance to unveil their innate curiosity and fascination about the universe around us. It’s an ask-all, tell-all moment for our budding scientists.
FILM SHOWING International Year of Astronomy 2009 Official Movie—The Eyes on the Skies DVD movie and accompanying book explore the many facets of the telescope- the historical development, the scientific importance, the technological breakthroughs, and also the people behind this groundbreaking invention, their triumphs and failures… We have great collection of Astronomy Videos that can be used to aid the students in their quests to understand what lies beyond the unknown universe.
* SOLAR TELESCOPE VIEWING—students get the chance to experience actual viewing of the Sun. Solar telescopes usually detect light with wavelengths in, or not far outside, the visible spectrum. * STARGAZING— all participants gather at night for the actual observation of the night sky using high-powered telescopes designed to provide optimal viewing experience. * Surprise activities like parlor games, trivia questions about the film, workshops and the other exciting events will surely amaze the students and will make this experience more fun and meaningful to them.