Astronomy camp at planetarium

Guwahati Planetarium is organising a two-week evening sky observation-cum-interaction programme from 6.30pm to 7.30pm tomorrow.

By A Staff Reporter in Guwahati
  • Published 31.05.16
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Guwahati, May 30: Guwahati Planetarium is organising a two-week evening sky observation-cum-interaction programme from 6.30pm to 7.30pm tomorrow.

Officials of the planetarium said the sky observation camp is being organised because Mars and Saturn are at their closest approach to Earth during the end of May and early June.

"The view of the planet Mars will be spectacular during the closest approach with its immensely reddish tinge. Besides, observing the giant planet Jupiter with its gas bends and four Galilean moons along with the planet Saturn with its majestic rings is always impressive," a statement issued by the planetarium said. The programme is being organised jointly by the planetarium and Pragjyotish Amateur Astronomers' Association.

On the inaugural day, a special lecture on human settlement on Mars and the Moon will be organised from 4.30pm tomorrow. Former director of Northeast Space Application Centre and Isro, Kumud Chandra Bhattacharya, and Manabendra Lahkar, project scientist, Cotton College State Open University, will be the speakers.