‘Mangal Utsav’ by Gujarat Science City for Mars mission awareness

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014,17:23 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Gujarat Science City is organizing a series of scientific programs and outreach activities in its main campus here and at Community Science Centres across the state as two day ‘Mangal Utsav’ from today for awareness and understanding about the ambitious Indian Mars mission. India’s maiden Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) is ready to enter the Red Planet’s orbit tomorrow, after a ten-month journey through space.
India will be the first country in the world to insert a spacecraft into Martian orbit in its first try if the operation succeeds. This will also make India the first Asian country to reach Mars. It is yet another great opportunity for India to demonstrate the indigenous technology and capability to launch a spacecraft and to operate it.
During the Mangal Utsav, the Science City has invited eminent scientists for interactive session with students, teachers, science communicators, mediapersons and common people on the Mangalyaan and its historic mission.
It is also organizing a series of activities for the two-day celebration for students as well as common people like poster exhibition, screening of scientific movie related to MOM, special quiz competition, drawing competition, guide tour in Hall of Space and Science, interactive session by eminent scientist and organize virtual tour through Journey to Mars in Hall of Space.