SPACE India in collaboration with KM3NeT (The Cubic Kilometre Neutrino Telescope) brings an opportunity to participate in an Online interaction with Dr. Christos Markou, Experimental Physicist and chairman of KM3NeT on July 09, 2020 at 4:00 P.M. on the topic Neutrinos.
Brief about Dr. Christos Markou
Dr. Christos Markou is an experimental physicist. His fields of expertise are Astrophysics, Particle Physics, instrumentation, distributed computing and data analysis, signal processing. Dr. Markou studied at Imperial College, University of London, UK, obtaining his B.Sc. (1985) and Ph.D. (1989) degrees in Physics. During his career, he has participated in several high energy particle physics experiments, at CERN, Geneva and DESY, Hamburg, and lately at KM3NeT. Before joining NCSR “D” he has held appointments at Imperial College and CERN.
He participates in KM3NeT, the international collaboration preparing the new generation underwater neutrino telescope to be deployed in the Mediterranean Sea. KM3NeT, a distributed research infrastructure to be deployed in 3 sites (France, Italy and Greece) is part of the ESFRI Roadmap. He is the Chairman of the KM3NeT Institution Board (since 2016), member of the Resources Review Board, the publication committee and is the Greek delegate to the KM3NeT ERIC. Dr. Markou is active in establishing a novel acoustic detector for ultra-high energy extragalactic neutrinos. He participates in several committees of NCSR Demokritos, the GSRT CERN advisory committee, and has led numerous research projects both at the National and International level. CM has been active in educational and outreach activities and has supervised 8 Ph.D. theses. He is the author of numerous research papers.
- You are requested to register online on the below link https://forms.gle/XjvTE1yhuEJJFMHp7
- Last date to register for the interaction is July 08, 2020
- Anyone from class III above can join the interaction.
- Date of Interaction: July 09, 2020
- Link of interaction will be shared on mail and it will be LIVE on Youtube Space India Page.
Universe in the School Program under SPACE is glad to bring to you the International Competition “Draw me a Neutrino” in collaboration with KM3NeT
KM3NeT is the biggest European research project in the field of Neutrino astronomy, currently setting up a vast research infrastructure in the Mediterranean Sea. Neutrinos, little neutral particles in Italian, can tell us about some of the most secretive corners of the universe. Furthermore, they still hold secrets themselves on their true nature. The mission of KM3NeT is to unveil all these mysteries.
Every astronomy enthusiast is searching for one or the other platform to showcase their skills, and we feel this can be a wonderful opportunity for the schools associated with us to not only improve their scientific skills but also to unleash their creativity in the field of astronomy and astrophysics by participating in this competition.
SPACE India is the regional coordinator for the event.
Looking forward to your active participation with SPACE in this competition to stimulate the students in science, which is a common goal of both organizations.
Link of registration: http://wos.ba.infn.it/index.php/participation-form-4/
To know more about Neutrinos:
Unravel the mysteries of neutrinos by choosing from the articles below (you can proceed in any order you wish):
Annular Solar Eclipse June 21, 2020
On June 21, 2020, the entire world is going to experience a wonderful Astronomical event i.e. an Annular Solar Eclipse. It’s our privilege and honor to invite you all for the “VIRTUAL ECLIPSE CHASE” of the eclipse that will be covered from various locations across the world. Instead of the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, affecting the entire world, SPACE India is going to assure that everyone must experience the phenomenal celestial event.
On June 21, 2020, an annular solar eclipse will take place on a narrow “path of annularity” across Africa and Asia. It will be visible at sunrise in the Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo, then as a higher-in-the-sky spectacle in South Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Yemen, Oman, south of Pakistan and all the way to northern India, Tibet, China; and Taiwan. Observers will see a ring around the sun for a maximum of about one minute — making it the shortest and the deepest annular solar eclipse of 2020.
This eclipse will be the last Solar Eclipse that will be visible from India as there will be no solar eclipse happening before the year 2034.
In this particular eclipse, the Moon is at a farther distance from Earth thus unable to cover the complete disc of the Sun. During the maximum eclipse when the moon is in front of the sun it will cover the central part of the Sun but the edges of the sun will be seen as a ring around it. These eclipses which are Annular are more popularly known as Ring of Fire eclipses.
Important Information related to the Annular Solar Eclipse
The Partial Eclipse will be beautifully visible from Delhi. The complete eclipse will be for 3 hours 28 minutes. For specific details:
The start time of Eclipse: 10:19:58 AM
Maximum time of Eclipse: 12:01:40 PM
The end time of Eclipse: 13:48:40 PM
A word of caution to all the people that this Eclipse cannot be seen through naked eyes as Sun will not be fully covered making it the responsibility of each and every individual to make sure that no one should see the eclipse directly. This will be the dawn of a new era in India and create history. It will be a statement that India is progressive and does not anymore fear eclipses while the traditions are always valued in spirit and form.
Live streaming will start from 10:00 AM, also follow the link to learn more about the eclipse and to watch the live coverage from various locations across the world online: https://youtu.be/cfgR2xc5S0s.
You can do the observation and upload it on your Facebook page tagging our Facebook page: facebook.com/SPACEDelhiNCR/
All India Asteroid Search Campaign (AIASC)
2 Numbered Asteroids, 56 Provisional Discoveries of Asteroids, 2 Special Discoveries, 7203 Preliminary Discoveries of Asteroids, 62 Near-Earth Object Confirmations and 1636 Near-Earth Object Observations”
All India Asteroid Search Campaign (AIASC) is poised to take off in its 11thyear. After the unprecedented success during the campaigns from 2010 – 2019. AIASC is one of SPACE India’s most prominent and much-awaited campaigns and is conducted in collaboration with International Astronomical Search Collaboration (IASC, Hardin-Simmons University, Texas, USA). SPACE India is the coordinator for this highly recognized campaign in India.
Under this campaign, participants get exclusive access to images of the sky taken at observatories and analyze the data with specialized software provided during training to look for Asteroids. Objects reported by students could be potential discoveries. All observations contribute to the Near-Earth Object (NEO) data compiled by NASA and Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL). Students get the exciting opportunity to work with professional Astronomers, get access to real Astronomy data and are exposed to research in this field, all of which are usually only available to postgraduate students.
After completing this campaign students will receive a participation certificate and later depending on the discovery they did. In the past, students with achievements in this project have been able to use this as a valuable asset in applying for reputed national and international universities and courses.
DETAILS OF AIASC
All India Asteroid Search Campaign 2020 will is being conducted in India in 2 separate phases:
Phase 1: June 12 – July 10, 2020
Phase 2: July 13 – August 10, 2020
PROCESS OF REGISTRATION
- Being a part of Universe in the School Program(UITS) you are given the privilege to register FOUR teams this time, a team will be consist of two students. Kindly register and fill the media policy online. Link to fill the Registration Form is: Confirmation for participation will be sent through email by SPACE.
- Confirmed teams will be sent a confirmation email by SPACE India along with Phase and workshop details.
- There will be no fee charged for this campaign.
- The last date of registration is 23rd May 2020 (No entry will be accepted after the last date).
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR REGISTRATION OF STUDENTS
- Students from VI to XII classes are eligible for registration, however, higher grades are recommended.
- It is recommended that students who have not participated previously in AIASC should be selected.
- Students registering must be associated with a current or previous year’s Universe in the School Program.
- The names of participants given by for registration CANNOT be changed later in any case.
- Two teams should be registered in phase I and the other two in Phase-II.
SPACE will conduct a one-time online workshop to facilitate the students to download the data and use the software to successfully find asteroids. The highly specialized training will convey the skills necessary for the students to analyze the astronomical data and make important observations. All students are expected to attend this training for successful conduction. All steps will be clarified so that students can participate remotely during the campaign.
Online Cosmic Quiz
Universe in the School (UITS) Program presents an Online Cosmic Quiz to celebrate 45th Aryabhata Satellite Launch Anniversary on 19th April 2020.
In the wake of COVID-19 Pandemic as we all are staying and working from our home to keep ourselves safe and contribute our part in keeping the country safe. Also, as an educationist, we ensure that our students are provided with regular opportunities to be part of various National and international platforms in Astronomy and Space sciences. This Contest will provide a platform to the students, to explore Astronomy and Space Sciences using contemporary methods and technology. Students are considered digital natives these days, as they spend time online reading emails, looking up information, and communicating with friends. These competitions help in the scientific, comprehensive and cognitive abilities of young minds.
Brace Yourself for the “Battle Of Brain”.
Timings 5:00 P.M onwards
Topic: ISRO and Its Missions
Guidelines of the Competition:
- Participants should log in through any Facebook account and then open SPACE Delhi-NCR Facebook page to participate in the quiz.
- Participants will be given 40 seconds to answer the questions.
- Educator will repeat the questions twice and participants are advised to listen to the questions carefully.
- Participants have to answer quiz questions by commenting in the comment box of the video. They have to mention their name, class, section and school name along with their answer while commenting. Eg: Laxmi Biswas_BBPS, Pitampura_VI-B_Option C
- Timings of the quiz: 5:00 P.M. Onwards
Join us LIVE on SPACE Delhi-NCR Facebook Page on April 19, 2020, at 5:00 P.M.
GLOBAL ASTRONOMY MONTH
Global Astronomy Month (GAM) is organized every year in April by the international organization astronomers without Borer (AWB) with an aim to unite enthusiasts worldwide in Celebrating Astronomy following AWB’s motto- one people, one sky. SPACE conducts a variety of astronomy programs for students and the public during this month to partner with GAM in creating interest in Astronomy.
SPACE under the UITS (Universe In The School) program conducts exciting events during GAM to promote participation. Students build skills in event planning and conduction and learn the science behind each event.
HIGHLIGHT OF GAM 2020
- Hubble space telescope
- Globe at night
- Earth day
- Yuri’s Night
- Indian Astronomy festival ( IAF)- EXCLUSIVE FOR 2020 GAM
INDIAN ASTRONOMY FESTIVAL
As part of Global Astronomy Month celebrations, UITS presents INDIAN ASTRONOMY FESTIVAL (IAF) in the month of April.
All the UITS schools will be a hub of various national and international events and competitions. Nearby schools will be invited to become a part of the biggest ASTRONOMY celebration of the year!
List of national & international events are as follows:
- Globe at Night
- International Dark-Sky Week
- Astro Art Contest
- Astro Poetry Contest
- Global Star Party
- Sunday Celebrations
- Capturing the Supermoon
- Yuri’s Night Celebrations
- Earth Day Celebrations
- Aryabhata: Remembering India’s First Artificial Satellite
- Venus meets the Pleiades
- Cosmic Concert
AND MANY MORE.