The total lunar eclipse, 31 January 2018, was observed at Arthur C Clarke Institute. Due to heavy cloud cover, the totality could not be observed. However after the totality, the moon peeps out from clouds to show the partial coverage of the latter part of the eclipse.
In order to promote Astronomy among School Children in Sri Lanka, an Astronomy workshop was held at the Arthur C Clark Institute recently. Practical Astronomy activities were included in this workshop which allow students to use the biggest Telescope in Sri Lanka. The objective of this workshop is to enhance the knowledge on Astronomy and other space related fields of students.
Professor Chandana Jayarathne and Research Scientists of the Arthur C Clark Institute, delivered lectures in this workshop.
Ministry of Science,Technology and Reserch organized a walk to commemorate world Science Day on 217.11.11 from ITI to Vihara Maha Devi Park.This event was attended by of Hon. Susil Premajayantha Minister of Science, Technology and Research and Hon. Lakshman Senewiratne (M.P.) State Minister of Science, Technology and Research, Ministry officials and Institutional under Ministry The them of the world science day 2017 is “ Science for Global Understanding.”
(The origin and evolution of the Earth, Earth spheres and Sphere Interactions, The Climate System and Past Climates, Human Population and Resource Demands, Human Impacts on the Earth System)
Geographical Information for earth system science
(GIS Principles and Methods, Database Fundamentals, Coordinate Systems, and Projections, Creating and Maintaining Geospatial Databases, Data Sources and Data Entry, Digitizing, GPS, Remote Sensing, Models, Metadata, and Mapping Law Spatial Analysis)
Remote Sensing for earth system science
“Introduction and Basic Concepts of Remote Sensing, Corrections of Radiometric and Geometric Errors, Image Enhancement, Digital Image Classification and Accuracy Assessment”
Advanced Remote Sensing and GIS for Geo-science Application
Network Analysis in GIS, Digital Elevation Models, and Hydrological Analysis.
Application Issues in Geo-Information Systems
(Global players GEO and INSPIRE, Implementation Issues and the Future of GIS and Barriers and challenging of GIS in developing country)
Certificate will be awarded on “Successful Completion” of Continuous professional development course.
Application is available on the internet and those who is interested can be mail or email beforehand to the contact person. Selected participants who have applied will be notified in person
Inquiries & Applications to be sent to
Ms. Aruni Dissanayake
Space Application Division
Arthur C Clarke Institute for Modern Technologies
The United Nations has announces June 30 as “World Asteroid Day”. Celebrating this important day, a special workshop was held at the Arthur C Clark Institute for Modern Technologies. Following photographs show some occasions of the workshop.