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School students saw Moon & Jupiter through Telescope

At the beginning of the new year, Shooting The Star team conducted an event for the students of Government Higher Secondary School Pacheda, Development Block Arang, Raipur, Chhattisgarh. Held on 7, January 2023, about 80 to 100 students encountered the moonrise and Jupiter through a telescope on the school grounds.

 

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The students who attended the event were from Grades 9 to 12, along with some locals, and they were all excited to see the starry sky above them. They all gathered around the telescope and looked up into space with great interest to see our natural satellite up close, and they had a lot of questions about what they were seeing.

 

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The Moon rises at 5.55 PM, until then the students explored the planet Jupiter and its striped bands which were brown, and radish in color, and also its four moons, which were aligned with the planet. After the moon rises, students were awestruck by the beauty of the brightest and largest object in our night sky, and they can also spot the craters.

 

During the session, we talked about the importance of observing stars and also explained to them how they could use their eyes to find out more about stars and planets. We also showed them some pictures of different stars and constellations that are visible. The principal of the school, Mrs. Divya Saxena, was amazed by this program and appreciated the efforts in developing the interest of students.

 

After the event, some students voluntarily waited for more insights and also they wanted to click some pictures of the Moon.

 

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Shooting The Star Team is committed to providing a platform for students to learn about astronomy through hands-on activities to go deeper into endless space.

 

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