2002
Astronomical Telescopes for
                               Sky Observation
                     at National Parks of Fores...
PLANETARY SOCIETY, INDIA
                                                                                             “Bec...
First Robotic Rover Camp




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MARS WATCH FESTIVAL
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2004




                                                               Students listening to the General Secretary at the...
VENUS
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 Shoba Raju Garu, renowned Classical Sing...
A HISTORICAL AND MAGNIFICIENT CELESTIAL
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2005                     DEEP IMPACT MISSION
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STUDENT
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SPECIAL SESSION FOR STUDENTS AT                        SKY OBSERVATION
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STUDENT SPACE ARCHITECTS

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TEACHERS WORKSHOP




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           INDIA
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NASA/JPL CASSINI HUYGENS SOC 06

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PLANETARY SOCIETY, INDIA
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SUN EARTH DAY SIMULATION PROJECT
 (For International Educ...
Mr.N.Sri Raghunandan Kumar General Secretary, Planetary Society, India and
Director of Sun Earth Day Simulation Project al...
WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY
                (5th June, 2006)
                          as part of

ASTRO ENIVIRONMENTAL AWARENES...
Space Awareness Talk by N.Sri Raghunandan Kumar and
                                       Team of Students at CCMB




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BLUE PLANET ASTRO-KNOT CLUB
D.A.V.B.D.L PUBLIC SCHOOL, BHANOOR
             In association with

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GEMINID METEOR SHOWER




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       EARTH AT PERIHELION
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DISCOVER A COMET SESSION
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SPOT VENUS
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     MOON



                 NATIONAL SCIENCE DAY ON
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PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE
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       MARCH 2007


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VERNAL EQUINOX SUN
    EARTH DAY SESSION
       ON 21st March, 2007

Venue: 1. Geeta School, Patancheru
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WORLD HERITAGE DAY




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  1. 1. 2002
  2. 2. Astronomical Telescopes for Sky Observation at National Parks of Forest Department Bought and Assembled Two Astronomical Telescopes for Department of Forest, which are, Installed at K.B.R. National Park, Jubilee Hills and Mrigvani National Park, Chilkur by Symbiosis Children’s Edutainment a Partner organization. For which Technical Guidance was provided by the Planetary Society. Forest Department conducts Day or Night Nature Camps creating awareness about Environment Protection. Under these Camps the visiting students are provided with information about wild life along with film show and ‘nature trek’ at the national parks. A Scientific Demonstration of various species of live snakes is also given in ‘snake show’ by Friends of Snake Society creating awareness about Snakes, its role in ecological balance and its Protection. With installation of the Astronomical Telescopes, now students are having life time opportunity to witness Planets in the Night Sky during ‘Night Nature Camps’. These telescopes are completely owned by the Forest Department now. Hence, the participating school’s or group of individuals have to make a Special Request for Sky Observation in the office of Divisional Forest Officer in K.B.R.National Park, Jubilee Hills.
  3. 3. PLANETARY SOCIETY, INDIA “Become a Student Astronaut Contest” Red Rover Goes to Mars 2003 Vignan pattamatta of St.Paul’s School Selected for visit to JPL, NASA. Teachers Training Session STUDENT TRAINING Learning from PROGRAMME The Due to scarcity our mistakes Students of books and in previous who were those available Student nominated being expensive. navigators, by their And with very scientists Teachers less time competitions were available with we decided to invited at students for net train teachers briefing browsing at first. And session. crunch time. We collaboration Mr. N.Sri Raghunandan Kumar General Secretary , Planetary society Where we compiled a book with Bal Giving overview of Mars Rovers, earlier missions and explaining the felt the “Explore Mars” Bhavan helped Method to select the students from their schools. Mrs.Shanti Vardhini need to General Secretary Planetary Society India With and c.d which us greatly. (beside Gen.Sec.) Ex- Planetarium Section In charge lectured on update the participants of the contest. Mr.Vignan PattaMatta in the was given to Sky observation And teaching of the subject in a classroom. Square box listening. students. knowledge While Mr. Ravi kiron Former Assistant Director, Birla Planetarium trained Then a Student Training Programme was and train the teachers in Basic Astronomy. the conducted for the Students in the After the training, teachers were asked to nominate the Students students. Bal Bhavan Premises. representing their school according to requirements of the contest. 1
  4. 4. First Robotic Rover Camp Inside photo can be Seen Mr.N.Sri Raghunandan Kumar , General Secretary, First Robotic camp to create awareness regarding science and technology with the help of Planetary Society at left end. Vignan with Education Minister 3rd From Right. Batchu Foundation, USA. Who Donated a Robotic Croco sour which in turn was modified A Special Function was held at Indira Priyadarshini marking the success of this Mission by a team led by Vignan Pattamatta into a ‘MARS EXPLORATION ROVER’ to work in a where Education Minister M.Venkateshwar Rao along with Mr.I.V.Subba Rao, Education Simulated Mars Environment under guidance and supervision of Mrs.Shanti vardhini and Secretary, Man Mohan Singh Education Commissioner were the Guests, presided over by N.Sri Raghunandan Kumar, General Secretary, Planetary Society.. Which was created for Sri Srimannarayana, former Joint Director of Directorate of Secondary Education and Director of Bal Bhavan. using the said robotic rover on real life Mar Surface Model. AMBITION Student Astronaut Vignan receiving lessons on the rovers communication system Vignan with his team occupying the seats of Mission Scientists at reviewing the latest position of Mars Exploration Rover “Opportunity”. JPL,NASA. 2
  5. 5. MARS WATCH FESTIVAL 2003 - 04 Mars was at its Closest Approach to earth on 27th August, 2003. Society organised “Mars Watch Festival” with series of observations and awareness sessions. Teaching Aid Project in Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan’s School, Jubilee Hills Mars Watch Festival Here we like to specially thank “Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan High School” who have implemented our Teaching Aid Project where by the said school was provided a “Astronomical Telescope Free” for observing mars transit with operational From left: Dr.M.K.Ramu Director of Jawahar Bal Bhavan, Mr. N. Sri knowledge of the telescope which was taught to them. Enabling them to operate and Raghunandan Kumar, General Secretary Planetary Society, Dr. Siddharth , use the said telescope for observing mars transit and witnessing many such Director of Birla Planetarium. This programme was conducted in collaboration magnificent celestial events on there own in future, while observing other planets with State Jawahar Bal Bhavan. which appear at different times of the year through our guidance. 3
  6. 6. 2004 Students listening to the General Secretary at the Seminar on The General Secretary enlightening the Students at K.V.Uppal Inspiration. 1
  7. 7. VENUS TRANSIT Shoba Raju Garu, renowned Classical Singer of Anammaya Kirthanas trying to locate Planet Jupiter and Saturn, while the Secretary guides her. 2
  8. 8. A HISTORICAL AND MAGNIFICIENT CELESTIAL EVENT VENUS TRANSIT ON JUNE 8 Student Members of State Jawahar Bal Bhavan representing their respective schools participated in the programme. 3
  9. 9. 2005 DEEP IMPACT MISSION 2005 DEEP IMPACT MISSION AWARENESS CAMPAIGN INDIA A project of JAWAHAR BAL BHAVAN In Association with PLANETARY SOCIETY 1
  10. 10. Actual article Magnified version STUDENT MISSION SCIENTISTS “Student Mission Scientists” are Students from various Schools. Who are primarily members of Jawahar Bal Bhavan and Planetary Society. They are selected on the basis of certification by School follow prescribe procedure. Later they are trained accordingly and would be responsible for carrying forward the message of mission. 2nd batch of “Student Mission Scientists” will make a presentation in a Special Programme on 6th July, 2005. 2
  11. 11. STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAMME Visit to JAPAL RANGAPUR OBSERVATORY As a part of Educational Exchange programme the Visiting team along with Students Local School were Taken to visit Japal Rangapur Observatory. Visiting Team along with the General Secretary in Middle at Osmania University, Guest House 3
  12. 12. SPECIAL SESSION FOR STUDENTS AT SKY OBSERVATION OBSERVATORY Society also organized sky observation prog to observe Planets Mars and Venus. LECTURE AND INTERACTION SESSION BY “STUDENT SPACE AMBASSADORS” 4
  13. 13. STUDENT SPACE ARCHITECTS Selected to Visit Training and Selection sessions was organised by KENNDY SPACE CENTER, NASA the society at 1. Kendriya Vidyalaya, Uppal No.1 2. St. Joseph’s School, Kingkoti 3. Little Flower School, Abids 5
  14. 14. 2006 TEACHERS WORKSHOP 1
  15. 15. SATURN OBSERVATION CAMPAIGN INDIA as part of NASA/JPL CASSINI HUYGENS SOC 06 Click here to visit: www.saturn.us.tc MECURY OBSERVATION CAMPAIGN 2
  16. 16. PLANETARY SOCIETY, INDIA presents SUN EARTH DAY SIMULATION PROJECT (For International Educational Exchange & Universal Brotherhood) by SPACE SIMULATORS as part of SUN EARTH CONNECTION EDUCATION FORUM GSFC, NASA Supported by 3
  17. 17. Mr.N.Sri Raghunandan Kumar General Secretary, Planetary Society, India and Director of Sun Earth Day Simulation Project along with “Student Space Space Simulators Team visited Iran Embassy to hand over the Animations to Simulators” after completion of project. His Excellency of Iranian Embassy. His Excellency was requested to pass on the CD to people of Iran for creating scientific awareness. PLANETARY SOCIETY, INDIA In Association with ASTROKNOT CLUBS Presents RAKESH SHAMA - YURI GAGARIN SPACE MONTH On the occasion of 45th ANNIVERSARY OF FIRST HUMAN FLIGHT Space Simulators Team visited Iran Embassy to hand over the Animations to INTO SPACE His Excellency of Iranian Embassy. His Excellency was requested to pass on the CD to people of Iran for creating scientific awareness. On 12 April, 2006 16 4
  18. 18. WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY (5th June, 2006) as part of ASTRO ENIVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS CAMPAIGN (5th June, 2006 to 5th July, 2006) Deserts and Desertification - Don't Desert Drylands 5
  19. 19. Space Awareness Talk by N.Sri Raghunandan Kumar and Team of Students at CCMB SESSION AT CCMB CELESTIAL THREE SESSION 6
  20. 20. BLUE PLANET ASTRO-KNOT CLUB D.A.V.B.D.L PUBLIC SCHOOL, BHANOOR In association with PLANETARY SOCIETY, INDIA presents SIMULATED DEEP IMPACT MISSION As part of TEACHING WITH FILMS by STUDENT MISSION SCIENTISTS UNITED NATIONS WORLD SPACE WEEK OCTOBER 2006 CELEBRATIONS 4th October,2007 to 10th October, 2007 7
  21. 21. GEMINID METEOR SHOWER 8
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  23. 23. 2007 JANUARY EARTH AT PERIHELION Janurary 3 2007 As part of International Year of Planet Earth 1
  24. 24. DISCOVER A COMET SESSION 10th JANUARY , 2007 2
  25. 25. SPOT VENUS USING CRESCENT MOON NATIONAL SCIENCE DAY ON 28TH February, 2007 FEBRUARY 2007 HOUR PANEL DISCUSSION ON ETV2 TOPIC “SCIENCE AND SOCIETY” on 27th Feb, 2007 Other Speakers: U.S.N.Murthy, IICT Dy.Director Satya Prasad, Janavignana Vedika Sarveshra Sharma 3
  26. 26. PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE 19TH MARCH, 07 MARCH 2007 Glimpse of Simulated Animation on TV9 Created by Mr.N.Sri Raghunandan kumar PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE SESSION Catalysed and supported by Rashtriya Vigyan Yevam Prodyogiki Parishad (RVPSP), Government of India & Andhra Pradesh State Council for Science and Technology (APCOST) 4
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  28. 28. VERNAL EQUINOX SUN EARTH DAY SESSION ON 21st March, 2007 Venue: 1. Geeta School, Patancheru Time: 9.30 a.m to 11.30 a.m. Venue : 2. B.D.L.. D.A.V. Public School, Bhanoor Time: 1.00 p.m to 2.30 p.m. 6
  29. 29. WORLD HERITAGE DAY 7
  30. 30. EIGHT PLANETS IN THE SKY 8
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