Nalanda College Astronomical Society (NCAS) and Nalanda College Alumni Astronomical Society (NCAAS) conducted its 349th night sky observation camp in Galahitiyawa Central College, Ganemulla, Srilanka. There were about 350 participants. Though the sky condition was no good at the start, it improved in the due course of the camp. Students were able to see moon and we guide them to map it. The students got the chance to observe Jupiter, Saturn and Venus. Furthermore, several deep sky objects including the butterfly cluster, lagoon nebula, M76, jewel box cluster, ptolomy cluster, alcor mizar star system were also observed.


Apart from the main agenda, the members of the NCAAS and the NCAS also held a demonstration for the students and teachers of the Galahitiyawa central college to mount and operate a Orion Skyquest telescope which was donated by an Alumni. Several lectures on "Introduction to Astronomy", "Are we alone", "How to use the star map", "Observations and Mappings" was also conducted. The participants also took part in making an "Egg Astronaut" as well. In the end of the event we guide them to build water rockets and launched them.



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