14 December 2009

ABAA outreach at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya

What more can one ask for? A field filled with kids lined up to take a glimpse at the biggest planet in the solar system, bursting with energy, waiting in long lines and in the cold evening, to see the sparkle in their eyes after seeing the Giant planet, the questions on the bands on Jupiter, the moons, the solar system. Volunteers of ABAA and teachers answering all the questions and explaining the concepts, with equal enthusiasm and energy, kid after kid, questions after questions.
ABAA outreach
ABAA Bangalore

This was the atmosphere at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Dodballapur, where ABAA conducted the outreach program on December 11th, Friday.

Telescopes were setup and were aimed at Jupiter, 400 students lined up and patiently waited for their turn, one by one they saw the Giant planet and were amazed at the sight. Students enjoyed the bands on the planet and the four moons of Jupiter. After observing the planet the students had million questions, these were answered by the volunteers and teachers present there.

Later, when all the students finished observing Jupiter, teachers observed through the telescopes and a very good interactive session took place on telescopes and astronomy.

If there is anything more one could ask for, is....more of these kinds of programs....

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