Events

STEM & Space would be organizing the following events and workshops for young astronomers for the year 2021. If you wish to be notified for each event, please do subscribe to our newsletter and the mailing list. We shall keep you posted on your registered mail id.

National Science Day

National Science Day is celebrated in India on 28 February each year to mark the discovery of the Raman effect by Indian physicist Sir C. V. Raman on 28 February 1928. Astronomy being the mother of all sciences and physics being the major component of it, all astronomy enthusiasts love to indulge in various hands-on activities as well as observational astronomy on this day.

Who can participate: Open to all age groups

Global Astronomy Month (GAM)

Global Astronomy Month (GAM), organized each April by Astronomers Without Borders, is the world’s largest global celebration of astronomy. GAM 2020 brings new ideas and opportunities that bring astronomy enthusiasts together worldwide to celebrate “One People, One Sky.” Many organizations register their events (basis the theme of the year) with Astronomers Without Borders.

Who can participate: Open to all age groups

Yuri's Night

Yuri’s Night is an international celebration held every April 12 to commemorate milestones in space exploration. It is named for the first human to launch into space, Yuri Gagarin, who flew the Vostok 1 spaceship on April 12, 1961. Yuri’s Night is often called the “World Space Party”. Astronomy enthusiasts usually organize observational astronomy events on this day.

Who can participate: Open to all age groups

Earth Day

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated around the world on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, it now includes events coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network. Earth being the only planet having the existence of life, students of different age groups and environmental science enthusiasts indulge in various webinars to spread awareness.

Who can participate: Open to all age groups 

Globe at Night

Globe at Night is an international citizen-science campaign to raise public awareness of the impact of light pollution by inviting young citizen-scientists to measure, record & submit their night sky brightness observations to Globe At Night organization.

 

Who can participate: Students of Grades 5-12

Asteroid Day

Asteroid Day (also known as International Asteroid Day) is an annual global event which is held on the anniversary of the Siberian Tunguska event that took place on June 30, 1908, the most harmful known asteroid-related event on Earth in recent history. The United Nations has proclaimed it to be observed globally on June 30 every year in its resolution.

Who can participate: Students of Grades 3-9

IADP

STEM & Space has registered a campaign with International Astronomical Search Collaboration and named it as STEM & Space- International Asteroid Discovery Project. It is a citizen science program that provides high-quality astronomical data to young citizen scientists around the world. These citizen scientists are able to make original astronomical discoveries and participate in hands-on astronomy. It is a month-long event in which teams search for asteroids.

Who can participate: Students of Grades 5-12

Equinox Day

An equinox happens twice each year, when there is a location on the Earth’s Equator where the centre of the Sun can be observed to be vertically overhead, occurring approximately around March 20/21 (Vernal) and September 22/23 (Autumnal) each year.This natural phenomenon provides a very good and unique opportunity for young kids to perform some experiments and find out facts like Measuring Sun Angle and Measuring the Circumference of Earth. Students indulge in an International Citizen Science Project to measure the size of the earth with shadows measurements

Who can participate: Students of Grades 4-12

Chandrayaan Workshop

Chandrayaan-2, is India’s 2nd Lunar exploration mission, following the successful mission Chandrayaan-1. ISRO launched the mission to the moon on July 22nd 2019. The 3,800-kg spacecraft with 14 experiments included an orbiter; a lander called Vikram and a robotic rover named Pragyan. In the exclusive workshop of STEM & Space, the children learn about the Chandrayaan-2 mission besides making a guided model of this mission learn about its components. The Major attraction is exploring “The Giant Moon Map” to learn about the mission’s landing location.

Who can participate: Students of Grades 1-9

World Space Week

It is an international celebration of science and technology, and their contribution to the betterment of the human condition. The United Nations General Assembly declared in 1999 that World Space Week will be held each year from October 4-10. These dates commemorate two events:October 4, 1957, the launch of the first human-made Earth satellite, Sputnik 1 and October 10, 1967, the signing of the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies.

Who can participate: Open to all age groups

Sally Ride EarthKAM

Sally Ride EarthKAM is a NASA educational outreach program started in 1995. The program was initiated by the first American woman in space, Dr. Sally Ride. STEM & Space is honoured to present Sally Ride EarthKAM program, an international educational program for students that enables them to learn about Earth from the unique perspective of Space.
An EarthKAM mission is a period of time when the camera is active in an Earth-facing window on the ISS. The EarthKAM online tool shows the orbital paths of the ISS on a world map. Students select locations along these orbital paths, and the camera will take pictures as the ISS flies over those points. Children get a real-world experience as they get a chance to control a camera on-board the ISS, select photography targets, and investigate the pictures they receive.

Who can participate: Students of Grades 5-12