AASTRO is all set to celebrate Global Astronomy Month 2010



AASTRO Kerala will organize vivid programmes through out the state on the backdrop of Global Astronomy Month (GAM 2010),an international project in April which is a follow up to IYA 2009.AASTRO joined other astronomy groups worldwide to share their enthusiasm ans innovation,and to connect people through skies.

The official launch of AASTRO GAM 2010 activities will be on April 3rd Saturday at Manachira Square,Kozhikkode.AASTRO Kozhikkode District Chapter will organise a mega event in which Prof.K.Pappotty will inaugurate the function and other experts will lead.Sky watching,Planet observations through telescopes,presentations and talks on astronomy are also arranged.

Through out April,District chapters of AASTRO will take up wide range of activities for students,teachers,academia and public.Trivandrum wil host public sky watch events,science fiction writing competition,star parties,astronomy software workshops,public lectures,observation sessions at Sree Chithra Poor Home,IIST,Kendriya Vidyalaya and the concluding session on April last week.

Observations sessions at schools,star parties and presentations for public will be organised at Kollam,Alappuzha,Wayanad,Ernakulam,Thrissur and Palakkad.AASTRO Wayanad will have different programmes for students,teachers and public.

On the occassion of Hubble Space Telescope completing 20 years in space,AASTRO will release a video CD in Malayalam during the concluding session of GAM activities.April month we have special events for anniversaries of Appolo Mission(1970),Yuri Gagarin's first space flight(1961),Newton's celerated bok "Principia"(1686),First space shuttle flight (1981) and so many other notable events.

In short,AASTRO will provide a great oppurtunity for students ,teachers and public to explore the excitement through these events throughout the state.Global Astronomy Month will have something for everyone.Please do contact concerned district co ordinators to join GAM 2010 activity at your place.

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