Outreach at Swamy Vivekananda Vidya Nikethan

By vivek; Published 12 May 2011


Place: Swamy Vivekananda Vidya Nikethan, Bangalore Hosur road.

Date: 06.05.2011

Duration: 4.5 hours

Total participation: ~65 (students and staff)

BAS Volunteers: Naveen Nanjundappa and Narasimhamurthy


The Swamy Vivekananda Vidya Nikethan had requested to conduct an outreach program and night sky observation during their summer camp, we had to postpone the session due to bad weather. Finally the friday 06.05.2011, with a small window of clear skies Naveen Nanjundappa and Narasimhamurthy organised a sky observation session. The response was great from all the students, Craters of moon, Saturn, Rhea and Titan, a few double cluster and whirlpool galaxy were observed. Later Naveen gave an introduction to constellations, students were very eager for asking their questions and the discussion carried on till 12 midnight. Narashimhamurthy managed the 17.5 inch telescope and students very well, while Naveen spent time talking to students standing in the queue. Over all it was a great session and unexpected clear skies.