Celestial Events and Observations

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Observe celestial events. Learn about the night sky and share the celestial wonders with family and friends.

SPACE periodically organises evening observations during special celestial events at schools and at public places to provide a great viewing opportunity to students and the Indian community as part of public outreach. Such events include conjunctions when celestial objects appear close to each other, Supermoon, Transits and of course eclipses. These observations not only provide a close look and spectacular views of celestial objects and phenomena, but also provide a way for SPACE to dispel associated myths by explaining the actual scientific facts, such as in the case of eclipses and Supermoons.

Total Lunar Eclipse on 31st Janaury, 2018

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SPACE is proud to have conducted The biggest Observation of TLE in India
30 OBSERVATIONS. 8 CITIES OVER INDIA. 12700 PARTICIPANTS

‘Blue Moon Supermoon Blood Red Moon -Total Lunar Eclipse’ on Jan 31st 2018 Public Observation conducted by SPACE at India Gate

A triple Lunar event – ‘Supermoon – Blue Moon – Total eclipse of the Moon occurred on Wednesday 31 January, 2018 from about 6:00pm to 9:30pm.

SPACE India conducted public observation of this rare and viewing worthy phenomenon, a Total Lunar Eclipse, on 31st January 2018 from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm at 30 different observations at 8 various locations across India – making it overall one of the largest public outreach efforts in the whole world for observing eclipses! SPACE India also conducted a special observation for the public at India Gate, New Delhi which was attended by public in huge numbers.

The Moon was plunged into darkness for 1 hour and 16 minutes (in Full Eclipse phase), in a deep total eclipse. The eclipse was visible from all over India, but at moonrise the moon was already in partial eclipse while rising.

OBSERVATIONS
SPACE conducted observations for public and for schools at multiple cities:

  • In Jnanadeepa School, Javali, Shimoga

    • Sachin Bahmba CMD conducted a workshop and Observation for students in the proximity of the CV Raman Observatory
  • SPACE congratulates the volunteers who conducted TLE observations and spread scientific temper:

ECLIPSE PHOTOGRAPHY

SPACE team members and students took this great opportunity for astrophotography and were able to shoot some spectacular photographs of the eclipse.

For more information, please write to us: outreach@space-india.com

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Achievements


Many celestial observations have been conducted by SPACE for the public and by associated schools. A few recent ones include:

  • Mr. Sachin Bahmba, CMD, SPACE India, conducts Indian Expedition from SPACE for “The Great American Eclipse on 21st August 2017” at Idaho, USA
  • Supermoon observations with the public at locations in Delhi, Chennai, Ludhiana. This was tied in with myth breaking.
  • Oppositions of planets such as Saturn have been observed at public gatherings.
  • Meteor showers have been observed and reported

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