We, on behalf of SWAN, have decided to take part in a global initiative on International Observe the Moon Night(InOMN) (18th of September, 2010, Saturday). Shoulder to shoulder with international organizations like The NASA Lunar Science Institute, Lunar and Planetary Institute or Astronomers Without Borders, in the initiative, we at SWAN, want to dedicate our activities on the very special event to the students and kids of our neighborhood.
In order to inculcate interest and knowledge on our next door celestial neighbor MOON amongst common mass, especially the students, we have chalked down various academic programs for InOMN in line with thousands of other Astronomy Groups and clubs all over the world.
As a part of it in Siliguri, Sky Watchers’ Association of North Bengal (SWAN), in association with Green Environment Preservation Society(GEPS), is going to organize a unique Moon presentation program, at Siliguri Boy’s High School Ground, on the 18th of September(Saturday) from 6:00PM to 8:30PM in the evening.
The presentation program will have live demonstration on Moon and its various parts through our high power Astronomical Telescopes and Projection System. With a magnification power of upto 200 times, we will be able to show the high hills, low lands, craters or the human landing sites on lunar surface live- if weather permits. Path of Moon around Earth and its movements will be demonstrated through audio visual media. In addition, a special presentation on India’s first and very successful Lunar mission Chandrayaan-1 will be presented there.
What is more, we will have more than one Astronomical Telescopes installed there for the attending students to have a glimpse of Moon at high magnification while experiencing the joy, pleasure and excitement of handling these highly specialized instruments.
We would like to invite all through your esteemed media to attend the absolutely free and open to all program from 6:00PM to 8:30PM at Baghajatin Park on the 18th of September, Saturday.
We are thankful to Siliguri Municipal Corporation for allowing us to host the program at Baghajatin Park.
Thanking you with regards-
Date: 17th September 2010.
NB: To find more about SWAN- please visit <www.skywatchersindia.com>