Along with everyone on the globe, the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy & Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune, India celebrate Global Astronomy Month every April.

As a part of this celebration and observing the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing in the human history, IUCAA SciPOP organised a Moon Watch on April 11. Around 150 secondary school teachers participated in the event. Prof. Somak Raychaudhury, Director, IUCAA shared his insight about the role of research institutes, the importance of science and technology in our lives, and international projects where India is playing a key role, like TMT, LIGO India. The session was followed by an informative tour through the beautiful campus of the institute where the participants learnt about the contributions of eminent astronomers those transformed our view of the universe. Following this was the Moon Watch session using telescopes, along with an introduction to various constellations and celestial objects.

A short video clip summarising the event can be found here:

We Thank "Astronomers without Borders" for this initiative.


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