Night sky observation programs

 

With a view to promote astronomy in the country space applications division has been conducting night sky observation camps for school children in rural areas since 1997. Night sky observation camps have been held all over the Island except in Northern part of the Island. More than 15,000 school children have taken part in these programs. Introductory level lectures on astronomy & telescopes were delivered during the program. The school children get an opportunity to view planets & deep sky objects through modern telescopes which are brought down to the site from ACCIMT. Some Video documentaries on astronomy are also shown during night observation program.