Embark on a journey of knowledge, where every page is a step closer to wisdom, and every question a voyage of discovery. Let our minds be the ships that navigate the sea of learning. The Edu-Odyssey: CHANDRAYAAN 3 and Beyond 2023 is such an event organized by Space India on October 10, 2023, in collaboration with Chennai Public School, Thirumazhisai, Chennai. The event was graced by an eminent scientist from ISRO, Mrs. G Usha, Senior Scientist, U R Rao Satellite Centre (URSC), and was nothing short of a celestial celebration. This extraordinary event marked a pivotal moment in the realm of education and space exploration, bringing together young minds, the most curious learners, and the luminaries of the Future in Space science.
The event kicked off with a soul-stirring prayer song, accompanied by a mesmerizing dance performance by our talented school students. Their heartfelt expressions and synchronized movements infused the gathering with unparalleled enthusiasm, setting the perfect tone for an event dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge and enlightenment.
The event commenced with a lighting ceremony, symbolizing the ignition of knowledge and the spark of curiosity. The Lamp was light by the esteemed Chief Guest Mrs. G Usha, Senior Scientist, ISRO along with Mr. Neeraj Ladia, CEO of Space Arcade, Mrs. Chitrakala Ramachandran Principal, Chennai Public School CBSE, Thirumazhisai, Mrs. Jayu Ganesh, Head of CPS Global and Mrs. Sreedevi Varakavi Deputy Head of CPS Global.This ceremonial act set the stage for the awe-inspiring journey that was about to unfold.
Edu-Odyssey: CHANDRAYAAN 3 and Beyond 2023
The Edu-Odyssey was a unique event designed to inspire, educate young minds and nourish them with the wonders of space with the limitless opportunities it holds. The participants were given a chance to have a face to face Interaction with Mrs. G Usha, ISRO scientist. She shared her valuable insights, and her contribution into the fascinating world of space research and exploration.
She also discussed about the Chandrayaan 3 mission in detail. As a part of presentation, she explained the mission profile in simple terms, emphasizing its design, the overall objective of the mission and its findings in the Lunar surface. The main objective of the mission was the soft landing, and eloquent explanation, it felt as if we were once again personally witnessing the historic launch of Chandrayaan 3, reliving every moment with vivid clarity and excitement. And she also highlighted the vast career opportunities in Astronomy and Space science. The event showcased the boundless potential for future explorers, encouraging students to reach for the stars in their career pursuits.
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Students and teachers had an opportunity of insightful discussion with ISRO scientist. In this intimate setting, attendees can unravel their queries about Chandrayaan 3, upcoming missions of ISRO and the daily endeavours of this remarkable journey. Beyond knowing more about Chandrayaan 3, participants also had a glimpse of the delicate equilibrium between professional commitments and personal lives as a Scientist, which gave a good insight to the students.
The event concluded with a sense of unity as participants gathered for group photographs, encapsulating the spirit of togetherness in this cosmic journey. The Astronomy Showcase was inaugurated with a hydro rocket launch by Mrs. G Usha, ushering in a realm of interactive activities. Attendees immersed themselves in terrestrial observation using Dobsonian telescopes, engaged in astronomy-themed games, explored pop rocketry and stomp rocketry, watched comet making, and were treated to a display of fascinating astronomy kits. This event served as a reminder that, just as the universe continues to expand, so does our capacity for learning and discovery.
The event aimed to ignite a passion for space exploration and education, emphasizing the importance of nurturing young talent in the field of astrophysics and space sciences. The ISRO scientists emphasized the need for innovation, perseverance, and collaboration in pushing the boundaries of human knowledge and Upcoming carrier opportunities in the field of space science.
In the end, the Edu-Odyssey left an indelible mark on all those fortunate enough to attend, igniting a passion for exploration that will undoubtedly propel us towards new frontiers in the great cosmic tapestry.