Astronomy Club (Module-I) : A Session On Directions
On 4th August 2009, a session on Directions was conducted for the students of Astronomy Club (Module-I). The resource persons were Mrs Gurmeet Kaur & Mr. Rajesh Malik. Understanding the directions with new prospective, realizing the limitation of conventional method of telling directions outside earth by fixing geographical North with the help of Gnomon and learning about the local coordinates was the aim of the session. Students were taught how to find geographical directions using stars and locate them using altitude and azimuth co-ordinate system. The session was full of new facts and knowledge. It was also demonstrated that how the Sun will cast its shadow at different times.