SPACE, an NGO, in collaboration with Nehru Planetarium, is organizing a Rocketry Festival in the spirit of National Science Day, 28th Feb in Nehru Planetarium to commemorate the discovery of Raman Effect by the Nobel Laureate, Bharat Ratna, Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman.
This festival is open to all space science enthusiasts including general public and school students from all private and government schools across Delhi/NCR. Students from 6th onward classes will be participating in this unique and educational activity. Each team will comprise of four members who can be from all age groups such as students, teacher or parents. They all will be joining to celebrate the day of science with fun by participating in the workshop followed by the competition.
At the onset of the workshop, a short film on CV Raman's legacy and discovery will be shown to the participants. Following the film, SPACE experts will enlighten the participants on the Basics of Water Rocketry and they will be further guided to craft their own water rockets. After the workshop, participants will launch the models resembling rockets which they have made - created with empty plastic soft drink bottles, adding water as fuel and pressurizing it with air for launching. Winners for the competition will be judged on the basis of the proximity of the launched water rockets to the target zone. Participation in this workshop/ competition is being kept free in the spirit of National Science Day. Participants will be bringing their own material required for making the rockets. SPACE will be providing specially designed economical launchers which will be used for the launches of the water rockets.
The expected Chief Guest for the evening will be Dr. Mahesh Rangarajan who is one of the distinguished historians of his generation and is currently the Director of NMML (Nehru Memorial Museum and Library).
SPACE is expecting a large and varied participation from all the walks of life and age groups as it's a rare event where families are encouraged to be a part of this educational activity. SPACE and Nehru Planetarium encourages mass participation of all space science enthusiasts and students in this water rocketry workshop/competition as it is an example of Newton's third law of motion and explains a difficult concept of science and general physics in an entertaining way.
Date - 28th Feb, 2013 (Thursday)
Time - 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Venue - Nehru Planetarium, Teen Murti House, New Delhi - 110011
Interested people can register by calling to SPACE on 011-25522193 or to Nehru Planetarium on 011- 23014504.
We also invite all the media to be a part of the celebration and cover the Water Rocketry workshop/competition on the day of National Science Day. Please confirm your presence on [email protected] or 921266953.
Please find the banner of the event attached and related information on - http://space-india.org/current_events.html
Notes to Editor
SPACE an NGO, was founded in 2001, with the aim of changing the face of Science and Astronomy research, education and innovation in India through path-breaking concepts, services and programs.
The Essence of SPACE is in innovation, passion and total commitment to our vision of spreading the knowledge of astronomy and space sciences to the masses. Every project in SPACE is an opportunity for us to communicate our belief in developing scientific temperament in people, especially children, to create an intelligent and analytic global community. SPACE aims to bring major change in mind set of students and masses in the field of astronomy and space sciences.
SPACE offers exciting projects, services, philanthropic activities and the efforts of a committed intellectual team to the field of astronomy.