Kazcha 2010: Eclipse watching Mega Event for School Children at Thiruvananathapuram

Kazcha 2010,backed by AASTRO Kerala,a mega event organised by corporation of Thiruvananthapuram held at Central stadium,Thiruvananthapuram on 15th of January.Around 1500 selected students and teachers  from different schools in and around Thiruvananthapuram participated in the day long event.The inaugural function was presided by Hon.Mayor Shri.Jayan Babu and the programme was inaugurated by Hon.Minister for Law Shri.M.Vijaya kumar.Former VSSC Deputy Director Dr.Radhakrishnan was the chief guest.Classes on astronomy,space science,eclipses,telescopes,Quiz competitions,eclipse watch,sky watching etc were arranged.Around 30 telescopes were distributed to different schools in order to promote astronomy education and popularisation among students.Prof.K.Pappootty and Shri.T.P.sreenivasan lead the quiz programme for students.Ten thousand German made Solar goggles were distributed to the students for safe eclipse watch.AASTRO  backed the program with its various academic and volunteer resources and also arranged an astronomy exhibition in the venue.Around 25 AASTRO Volunteers from different parts of the state were present for the whole day programme.