STAR PARTY

Friday, 3rd March 2017 was a very special day. Nearly 75 Children of Anjana Vidya Kendra and an equal number of adults were taken on a new journey by Keerthi and his group! It was good to see a few parents as well.  Most of them arrived on the campus prior to sunset. Several volunteers had gathered at Anjana.  Mr. Mahendran and Glory with their children Kavin and Thalir had traveled from Attibele for the event. The event started with an introductory talk by Keerthi introducing celestial sphere to the audience and how to use sky charts. Children got to learn about the commonly observed objects in the sky and the difference between eclipse and

The event started with an introductory talk by Keerthi introducing celestial sphere to the audience and how to use sky charts. Children got to learn about the commonly observed objects in the sky and the difference between eclipse and moon-days. He also explained how a telescope works and the difference between refraction and reflective types. Team PRAYAS  who organized the event had also arranged chocolates as prizes for those giving correct answers.

While children got busy viewing 3-D sky objects Keerthi and his team set up his telescope to view Venus before its descent.  It was a sight to watch the crescent Venus through the telescope. A group of children were kept engaged with binoculars.   Everyone enjoyed viewing Mars and the craters on the crescent moon. The Tamarind Rice Dinner provided by Mr. Anantharaman added to the joy of the occasion.

 

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A Rural School Providing Meaningful Education to Disadvantaged Rural Children. The school is built and managed by Brahmi (www.brahmi.org).
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