Event: Astronomy Day Celebration
Venue: DPS RUDRAPUR
Attendees: Students of grade IX to XII and teachers .
"Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another"
Delhi Public School Rudrapur celebrated Astronomy Day on 21 May 2022 with great fervor. Scientists from ARIES Nainital made their benign presence to celebrate this occasion. The Resource Persons of the day were Dr. Dipankar Banerjee, Director, Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, Nainital and Dr. Virendra Yadav, Scientist at ARIES.
Dr. Banerjee is a renowned scientist and has worked in European countries. He has written many journals on astronomy. He is a theatre artist as well.
The session was quite engrossing and interactive. Dr. Banerjee elborated about the different kinds of telescopes. It is even a moment of pride that India's largest telescope is located in Uttarakhand. He even delved into Aditya Mission and solar activity.
Dr. Virendra explained the working of telescopes. The team brought a telescope to show how it works. The questionnaire session was very healthy. Children asked their queries. The children expressed their thanks in unison to the resource person for shedding light on such fascinating topic.
Heartfelt thanks to Chairman, DPS-Rudrapur, Shri Surjit Singh Grover for organising such sessions for the students which would definitely broaden their career option and help them to learn everyday something new.