On 8th March 2019 Nalanda College Astronomical Society (NCAS) and Nalanda College Alumni Astronomical Society (NCAAS) conducted the 348th nigh sky observation camp at Dharmapala College Kottawa, Sri Lanka. Some lectures were given by members of our two societies (NCAS & NCAAS). The usual moon observations were not carried out since it was the new moon. However the lack of moonlight helped the participants to observe planets Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Venus and some Deep Sky objects including the Orion Nebula, butterfly cluster, lagoon nebula, jewel box cluster and the ptolomy cluster. Several group activities and lectures on "Introduction to Astronomy", "Are we alone", "How to use the star map", "Observations and Mappings" was conducted, to practically cover the secondary school science syllabus. Finally the participants took part in making water rockets which were successfully launched in the morning to end the proceedings.



launching water rockets


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