Museum plans programmes to mark Mangalyaan’s Mars orbit entry

Saturday, Sep 20, 2014,16:29 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Kerala State Science and Technology Museum in Thiruvananthapuram has drawn up various programmes to mark the entry of ‘Mangalyaan’, India’s Mars Orbiter Mission, into the orbit of the red planet, expected to happen on September 24.
The programmes, planned in partnership with Rajya Sabha TV, Vigyan Prasar and CSIR, have been planned on September 23 and 24, a Museum release said here today.
A seminar on ‘Human Space Exploration’ is scheduled on September 23. ISRO’s former Deputy Director P Radhakrishnan will lead the sessions, it said.
A quiz competition based on space explorations will be organised for college students the other day. A team with two persons can participate in the event, it added.
Mangalyaan is scheduled to leave the solar orbit and enter an orbit around Mars in the early hours of September 24.

Lecture in Hyderabad Birla institute

The GP Birla Astronomical Observatory and Research Centre in Hyderabad will organise a lecture ‘Into the Depths of Mars’ by the resident astronomer on September 23 at 1800 hrs to create awareness about the launch of the Mars orbiter and ongoing research on planet Mars. Registration is on a first come basis.