CONDUCTED BY- Astronomy Club of MAPS
"Space travel is life-enhancing, and anything that's life-enhancing is worth doing. It makes you want to live forever"- Ray Bradbury.
The space is full of mysteries. It has been intriguing us since always.
To unravel the mysteries of the space and to develop a zeal in the students for space exploration, a week long World Space Week was celebrated at Mount Abu Public School.
The week celebration was inaugurated on 4th October by India’s youngest astronomer Mr Aryan Mishra by motivational lecture given to students of class 9-11 .This was followed by Inter Class “Sun gazing competition” for class 10 in which the students had to focus Sun through telescope in minimum possible time.
Also students of Astronomy club researched, collaborated and put their minds together to conduct an amazing exhibition along with students work displayed at students corner .
During the Dussehra break, the celebration continued and survey of students knowledge about the space was conducted through questionnaire.Also students were asked to write letter to the newspaper on the topic“Your vision for Space”
On 9th October, Class 5 students had Space Parade in which they came dressed up as various celestial bodies namely Planets, Satellites and Stars . Some also came in beautiful and interesting costumes of Aliens and Astronauts
They spoke about heavenly bodies and the challenges faced by an astronaut in space. They, in their beautiful costumes, paraded the school ground while other students looked at them with awe and wonder. This was followed by the exhibition for all the classes .
On 10th October, the panel discussion was conducted for class 11 students. The topic for the panel discussion was Multiverse and Dark matter. The panelist actively participated in the discussion and were delighted to share their knowledge about the topic. The participants worked with great enthusiasm .All the participants got a fair chance to discuss and discover about the excellent facts about the wide and interesting universe.
Since space celebration does not complete without gazing of stars, moon and planet therefore this event continued till late evening of 10th October with students gazing the celestial bodies with telescope in the specially designed Astronomy Lab of the school
In the evening students of astronomy club had a Skype session with “Dr.Henry Throop”, a scientist at the Planetary Science Institute, served as Science Team Collaborator and worked in New Horizons mission. He shared all his experience about Pluto and success of New Horizon mission. He also shared astonishing pictures of his mission and Pluto. The icing on the cake was that the students had an informative interactive session with this great personality.
The World Space Week celebration was a great success and enjoyed by all.