Celestial Events and Observations

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Overview


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.

Upcoming Celestial Event: Total Lunar Eclipse on 31st Janaury, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

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‘Total Lunar Eclipse’ on Jan 31st, 2018 

SPACE India will be conduct an observation of a rare and viewing worthy phenomenon, a Total Lunar Eclipse, on 31st January 2018 from 6:00pm to 9:30pm at various locations across the India.

A total eclipse of the Moon will occur on Wednesday 31 January, 2018 from about 6pm to 9:30pm. The Moon will be plunged into darkness for 1 hour and 16 minutes (in Full Eclipse phase), in a deep total eclipse. A total lunar eclipse appears dark red, and is called the ‘Blood Moon’. A total lunar eclipse happens when the whole moon enters Earth’s shadow and can happen only when the sun, earth and the Moon are in a straight line and the moon is full.

SPACE will conduct a observation with telescopes, providing a guided tour of the Eclipsed Moon, planets and other celestial objects on the night of January 31st, 6:00 to 9:30 PM.

We invite you to Conduct this program in your society or Public place & register your Program to us: Click here to register

Click here to download the Conduction Plan & timings for Eclipse (Only for Organisers)

Click here to download the Handout for Total Lunar Eclipse (Only for Organisers)

We also invite you to join in this observation and enjoy viewing the skies at various locations across India. Venue and timing details will be added shortly.

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

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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