Astronomy Festival to display dinosaur eggs, bones and meteor stones

The second version of the three-day Astronomy Fest will be sorted out here with new attractions including a show of dinosaur eggs and bones, stones and tidy particles from meteors, other than talks by specialists.

The occasion being sorted out by Astronomy Group of Ahmedabad, a city-based club, goes for spreading mindfulness about cosmology among school-going understudies and open them to the miracles of the universe, the coordinators said.

“With the main fest – composed a year ago – getting colossal achievement, we have chosen to add new elements to the second version,” said the leader of Astronomy Group of Ahmedabad, Dhananjay Raval.

Other than the show of dinosaur eggs and dinosaur bones, meteor stones and clean particles (every one of these articles are presently possessing Physical Research Laboratory)- – the occasion will likewise observe talks by specialists from city-based Physical Research lab and Space Research Center of ISRO, Raval said.

“There will likewise be a meet-the-researcher occasion, where two researchers will be accessible to answer inquiries of understudies identified with universe and space science. We will likewise have a specialist chat on an exoplanet,” said Raval. Screening of movies utilizing make-move vault planetarium, and rocket-production workshop are different attractions, he said. PRL researcher Narendra Bhandari said that space rock stones to be shown at the occasion are those gathered from Surendranagar area in the state in 1976.

“This will be one of the principle attractions of the fest. The stones were gathered by a group of researchers from PRL, ISRO and others after a meteor shower that occurred on January 20, 1976. They are at present possessing PRL,” he said. The occasion will be held between April 21 and 23 at Suryam Repose plant close Thol Bird Sanctuary, around 30 kms from the city.

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