Visiting the planetarium to learn about various aspects about meteorology is something that makes us nostalgic about school days.
Similarly,‘Introduction to Night Sky’, a recent workshop caught the participants’ attention at Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium.
The three-day workshop for people of all age groups was to spread awareness about meteorology.
Dr B S Shailaja, director of Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium said this serves as a platform for those interested in meteorology.
When asked about the workshop, she said, “In this workshop we teach participants what stars or planets one can look for at night through a telescope.
” This workshop is being conducted for the last 10 years with a purpose to educate people about meteorology.
“Over the years, knowledge about meteorology has increased.
Earlier people asked questions which were very basic in nature.
Today, since the awareness is more, we get good questions from informed individuals.
Exposure to subjects like meteorology has improved over the years.
Many participants say that the programme is very useful,” she added.
The organisation had limited resources when they started the programme, but today they are equipped with modern gadgets.
This is helping them give a better picture of the sky.
“We have a sky theatre, models that can replicate the sky and other equipment.
These sessions are interactive.
This helps participants explore what Galileo did over 4,000 years ago.
” This workshop has provided the participants a scientific base for their further study.