Nashik: Telescope-Making Workshop Concludes by IUCAA and MVP

Nashik: Telescope-Making Workshop Concludes by IUCAA and MVP

The workshop, organised in collaboration by Maratha Vidya Prasarak Samaj (MVP) with the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), a leading organisation in Astronomy and Astrophysics, sought to empower students with practical knowledge in the field of astronomy and astrophysics.

Prashant NikaleUpdated: Friday, March 29, 2024, 05:28 PM IST
article-image
Nashik: Telescope-Making Workshop Concludes by IUCAA and MVP |

A two-day telescope-making workshop for professors, aimed at fostering scientific curiosity and interest leading to imbibing scientific temperament in students, concluded at Baburao Ganpatrao Thackeray College of Engineering in Nashik.

The workshop, organised in collaboration by Maratha Vidya Prasarak Samaj (MVP) with the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), a leading organisation in Astronomy and Astrophysics, sought to empower students with practical knowledge in the field of astronomy and astrophysics.

The workshop commenced with an inauguration ceremony led by Principal Dr Devane, followed by enlightening sessions conducted by special trainers from IUCAA, Pune, Tushar Purohit, Maharudra Mate and Prasad Adekar as special trainers. Participants were introduced to various aspects of astronomy, including the invention and evolution of telescopes, historical and contemporary developments in the field, and techniques for night sky observation.

Hands-on training in constructing telescopes

Under the guidance of expert trainers, students were provided hands-on training in constructing telescopes, thereby enhancing their understanding of astronomical instruments. Subsequent sessions focused on practical applications, such as observing celestial bodies and events, as well as discussions on career opportunities in Astrophysics and Astronomy.

In the concluding program, General Secretary of Maratha Vidya Prasarak Samaj Sansthan, Adv Nitin Thackeray emphasised the organisation's commitment to promoting modern knowledge through innovative training initiatives. He lauded the efforts of IUCAA and other training institutes in enhancing the quality of education and fostering scientific curiosity among students.

Professor Mandalik shared insights into Marathi literature on astronomy. As the workshop concluded, Professor Nathe facilitated the distribution of telescopes to 25 teachers and educational institutions, empowering them to continue the journey of scientific exploration in their classrooms.

RECENT STORIES

Pune: 10 PHOTOS Of Must Visit Places In Lonavala This Summer

Pune: 10 PHOTOS Of Must Visit Places In  Lonavala This Summer

10 PHOTOS Of Pune Aviation Gallery Which You Should Not Miss

10 PHOTOS Of Pune Aviation Gallery Which You Should Not Miss

Retired Colonel Suresh Patil Joins Pune Lok Sabha Race, Files Nomination Paper

Retired Colonel Suresh Patil Joins Pune Lok Sabha Race, Files Nomination Paper

Pune: Voting Since 1960, 89-Year-Old Man Living In Remote Village To Continue Streak

Pune: Voting Since 1960, 89-Year-Old Man Living In Remote Village To Continue Streak

PHOTOS: Pune Municipal Corporation Organises Health Awareness Drives On World Malaria Day

PHOTOS: Pune Municipal Corporation Organises Health Awareness Drives On World Malaria Day