Chaandradinam Celebration @ Thiruvananthapuram attracts big student mass

The Chaandradina Celebration named "Chandrolsavam" by AASTRO Thiruvananthapuram, in association with Sarva Siksha abhiyan(SSA) and KSSTM succeeded in attracting a big mass of students.

The program was conducted at the seminar hall of Priyadarshini Planetarium, PMG, Thiruvananthapuram. Shri. Arul Jerald Prakash, Director, Kerala Science and Technology Museum, formally inaugurated the event. In his inaugural speech, he said we are living in such an unscientific society where the validity of lunar landing is still suspected and so the growing students should develop a scientific temper.

It was followed by three lecture sessions. The first one was lead by Shri. Ramesh who talked on "While looking at the sky". He gave a brief outline of the various wonders of the sky and also of the relevance of the World Year of Chemistry. The next session named "Our Moon" was handled by Shri. Vaisakhan Thampi. He talked about the various aspects of our only natural satellite like its rise and set, phases, eclipses, how it looks like through a telescope and also how it will be on Moon. What followed was another interesting session by Dr. C. P. Aravindakshan named "The chemistry of Moon". He talked about the precious minerals on moon and other chemical aspects of moon in a lucid way to the children.

More than 250 people including school children, teachers and parents attended the session.

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