AASTRO Wayanad is all set for its Anniversary Mega Event

AASTRO Wayanad will celebrate its first anniversary with a whole day event on Saturday,5th March at W.M.O Arts & Science College,Muttil. A one day workshop on Astronomy is arranged where Prof.K.Pappootty,AASTRO President will be the chief guest and many other distinguished guests and resource persons will lead vivid sessions. The programme is jointly organised by the Department of Physics and AASTRO Wayanad Chapter.The college is completing its 15th year of existence too.

The workshop includes lectures on various topics ,presentations, introduction to astronomy softwares  and a star watching session.

Programme

Saturday,5th March 2011

Venue : Dept.of Physics,WMO College,Muttil,Wayanad

9.30 : Registration

10.00 : Inaugural Session

10.30 -11.45 : Talk on  'Isaac Newton’s contributions to Astronomy'

Speaker : Shri.D.S.Vaisakhan Thampi,NIIST(CSIR), Thiruvananthapuram

11.50-1.00 pm: Presentation : 'Milestones in the history of Astronomy'

Speaker : Shri.K.P.Aliyas,AASTRO Wayanad

1.00 - 1.45 :  Lunch break

2.00 - 4.00 : Lecture on 'Universe;Its Origin and Evolution'

Speaker : Prof.K.Pappootty, President, AASTRO Kerala

4.00 - 4.30 : Tea break

4.30 - 6.30: 'Sky mapping Techniques'

Speaker : Shri.Gopakumar, AASTRO Wayanad

6.30-7.30: Presentation on 'Sky mapping softwares'

Speaker : Shri.K.T.Sreevalsan, KSSP

7.30-8.30: Star watching Session

Wayanad Chapter is one of the most active district fractions of AASTRO.They had regular monthly gatherings, study classes on subjects like history of astronomy, solar system, particle physics, sky mapping etc so far.The members conduct astronomy classes, sky mapping programmes wherever they are invited.A report on its activities also will be presented.

The Department of physics in WMO College was established along with the inception of the college in 1995 offering graduate programme. In 2002 it was upgraded as a post graduate department . Now they are pioneering successfully with many of their off springs getting migrated to several National institutes and Research laboratories.Principal,Head of the Department and other college authorities will take part in the function.

Astronomy enthusiasts, students, school teachers and others are invited for the programme. One can register their name prior to the event too. Details are available with AASTRO Wayanad team.Contact nos: 9446176826;9447797115;9447546217

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