JN Planetarium in collaboration with BAS conducts "Know your Stars"

By naveenln; Published 09 Mar 2009

For the first time, JNP and BAS conducted a collaborative outreach event "Know your stars".
About 45-50 people participated. Though it was the first time I was handling the artificial night sky, with some errors and ranked one of the most boring session I have ever given. I could successfully complete the program.

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Later we had a "Ask an Astronomer", We invited Prof Shukre to give a small introduction to IYA activities, coming up BAS collaboration activities and few topics of Astronomy. Later Prof. Shukre answered some of the audience's questions.

Then we all moved to the open sky, we had one telescope for observations. Beautiful crescent Venus and Moon were pointed.

BAS would like to thank JN Planetarium Staff for their support and time. Prof. Shukre for providing such a fantastic platform and inaugurating the JNP-BAS collaboration activities for IYA 2009.
Dr.BS Shylaja for helping BAS in all ways we need. More over thanks to the trust they had on BAS's capabilities.

Apart from that, I would personally like to thank Amar for handling the crowd with some constellation introduction. Vishwa, Achyut, satya for handling the telescope, Pramod for his time on camera, finally all the BAS members who could make to this event.

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We look forward for many more such events, ( I promise we will do it better next time :) )