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OBSERVATION OF INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION FACILITATED FROM IIT BHUBANESWAR

 Bhubaneswar :15/4/19 :NISER Astronomy Club in collaboration with Nakshatra, the astronomy society of IIT Bhubaneswar successfully organized a live astronomy session at the MHR Sports ground of IIT Bhubaneswar located in its sprawling campus at Argul.  The aim was to facilitate observation of the transit of the International Space Station (ISS) in front of the Moon (which is a rare event) was successfully captured through one of the five telescopes having an aperture of 11″ as the ISS was passing through Jatni skies. The station was also viewed through the four other telescopes. The station was also viewed through four other telescopes.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof. R.V Rajakumar, said, “Observing through a telescope is an experience that gives a first hand and closer view of the sky and the Universe. The station was also viewed through four other telescopes. I am sure it is going to be informative and knowledgeable session for NISER and IIT students. We look forward to having more of these in coming times and advised the students of IIT and NISER collaborate”

The event was well attended by about 100 students, faculty, staff members and their families between 18:00-20:00 hrs. Mr. Jatin Khare, Secretary Science and technology, Students’ Gymkhana and Dr. Chandrasekhar Bhamidipati, School  of  Basic  Sciences  welcomed  Prof.  R.  V.  Rajakumar,  Director,  IIT BBS personally visited the astronomy camp at MHR ground and shared his knowledge on locating low earth orbit satellites and objects through telescopes.   He emphasised   on   the   importance   of   having   breadth   in Astronomy courses for Engg. and Science Students. He complemented the students of both NISER astronomy club and Nakshatra, IIT Bhubaneswar for successfully arranging viewing of the space station through a Telescope. and curriculum to encourage students to take up astronomy and astrophysics activities in the Institute and praised the NISER Atronomy Club, Nakshatra Astronomy society of IITBBS and the NISER Student body for organising such a nice event. The participants were mesmerized by the beauty of the Craters of the Moon, Sirius Binary Star System, Orion Nebulae and various other astronomical objects gazed through the Telescope.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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