THEME: "SPACE UNITES THE WORLD"


World Space Week
2018


World Space Week is celebrated each year at the international level in the contributions of space science and technology to the betterment of the human condition. This program is the largest public space event on Earth. More than 3,700 events in 80 countries celebrated the benefits of space and excitement about space exploration in 2017.


We at COSMOS - Astronomy Education & Research Organization got an opportunity from WSWA( World Space Week Association) to celebrate this festival in India. The 2018 theme for this program is “Space Unites The World”. To celebrate this occasion, we are coming up with numerous astronomy programs and workshops for the students of class 1st to 10th.


The theme this year is inspired by UNISPACE+50, a historic gathering of world space leaders which will occur in 2018. UNISPACE+50 will promote cooperation between spacefaring and emerging space nations and help space exploration activities become open and inclusive on a global scale. The main goals for the program are to educate people around the world about the benefits that they receive from space, encourage use of space for sustainable economic development, foster enthusiastic education and interest in science and cooperation between nations through space outreach and education.


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Astronomy Workshop

World Space Week Celebration 2018


DESCRIPTION

We at COSMOS- Astronomy Education & Research Organization Celebrating World Space Week 2018. WSW organized each year in October by WSWA, is the world's largest celebration of astronomy. Every year they bring new ideas and new opportunities, bringing enthusiasts together worldwide.

To celebrate the occasion we are organizing a one-day astronomy training program for K-12 kids. The Training program allows participants to have a hands-on experience while they become the scientist that they have dreamed of becoming. Our Vision is to give the participants a comprehensive experience of this exciting space science, to initiate the meaning of science and technology in students which will equip the students with knowledge and confidence.


The first half will help you learn about Astronomy, Time Travelling, Existence of Aliens, Q&A Rounds on different aspect of astronomy and discussions on Black Holes, Worm Holes,etc whereas second part of the workshop takes the students on amazing journeys of 3D Virtual reality which allows students to experience what it is like to live and work as an astronaut on the International Space Station, or on Mars/Moon Surface all through the use of VR headsets.
Eligibility

1st-9th

Grade

 

Program Overview

DESCRIPTION

A satellite is an object (e.g., Moon, planet or machine that orbits a planet or star). For example, Earth is a satellite because it orbits the Sun. Likewise, the Moon is a satellite because it orbits Earth. In astronomy, the word ‘satellite’ usually refers to a machine launched into space to orbit the Earth or another space object. Thousands of artificial satellites orbit Earth. Some take pictures of Earth to help meteorologists predict weather and track hurricanes, while others take pictures of other planets, the Sun, black holes or faraway galaxies. These pictures help scientists better understand our Solar System and universe..

In this activity, students will make a model of satellite and will learn about artificial satellites and their appearance, orbits, functions, and importance in our daily life..



DESCRIPTION

Students are asked to explain what satellites are, what they look like, their function, and importance in society. Students successfully build their model satellite and are prompted to describe the different components of their satellite. Students are prompted to discuss why it is useful to build models.

Satellites come in many shapes and sizes. Most have at least two parts in common, an antenna and a power source. The antenna sends and receives information, often to and from Earth. The power source can be a solar panel or battery. Solar panels make power by turning sunlight into electricity. Many satellites carry cameras and scientific sensors. Sometimes these instruments point toward Earth to gather information about our land, air and water. At other times, they face towards space to collect data from our Solar System and universe beyond.



DESCRIPTION

Scientists have seen the vast blast thrown out by a black hole eating a star for the first ever time. Researchers have finally watched the formation and expansion of the fast-moving jet of material that is thrown out when a supermassive black hole's gravity grabs a star and tears it apart.

Scientists watched the dramatic event using highly specialised telescopes, which are trained on a pair of colliding galaxies called Arp 299, nearly 150 million light-years from Earth. At the centre of one of those galaxies, a star twice the size of the Sun came too close to a black hole that is more than 20 million times big as our Sun – and was shredded apart, throwing a blast across the universe.


 

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