ALL INDIA ASTEROID SEARCH CAMPAIGN( AIASC):
The All India Asteroid Search Campaign is organized by The International Astronomical Search Collaboration (IASC). It is an educational outreach program for high schools and colleges. It provides high quality astronomical data to students around the world. Students are able to make original astronomical discoveries and participate in hands-on astronomy. It is organized in three phases during April to August.
To enable students to be involved in search for their own ‘Asteroids’, and contribute to tracking Near Earth Objects using a real time sky data specialized software, Astrometrica.stronomical discoveries and participate in hands-on astronomy. It is organized
It is an educational outreach program of NASA executed in India by SPACE Group. Under this project, students were able to control a digital camera which is mounted on the International Space Station (ISS), and photograph locations on Earth based on orbits of the ISS as seen from space. The event is conducted in 5 times in a year.
To enable students take pictures of their own planet from a digital camera on board the International Space Station (ISS) via a web interface.
To share the excitement of a NASA space mission and to participate in real-time, cutting edge research in many fields, including:
Earth Science, Geology, Physics, Geography.
Project Paridhi-“LET’S MEASURE THE EARTH AGAIN”
To understand the importance of Equinoxes and Solstices, students find out the circumference of the Earth by taking measurements of the shadows made by the sun in a day, as done 2300 years back by astronomer Eratosthenes, who was able to measure it within 2% of the present accepted value. This helped to increase awareness amongst students that science can be done without any complicated equipment.
Every year, SPACE provides enormous opportunities for students to interact with eminent personalities. Students got various chances to interact with these professionals and get their doubts cleared regarding astronomy and further careers in astronomy.