New Delhi, Jan. 21, 2017: Nandini Mehrotra & Hriday Sahani of Class VIII and Ms. Sarita Sharma from Apeejay School, Pitampura attended the Annual Meet of the SPACE Organisation, to showcase the work done by them in the year 2016 & to felicitate the students from different schools to discover Asteroids in the two categories – provisional discovery & preliminary discoveries.
Dr. Paul Rosen, Project Scientist, NASA, JPL/USA was the chief guest for the occasion. The Guest of Honour was Ms. Meenakshi Lekhi, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha, New Delhi & Keynote Speaker was Dr. Andrea Robles Olson, Science Officer - EEST, US Embassy, New Delhi.
The two students, Nandini Mehrotra & Hriday Sahani were awarded for preliminary discoveries. It will take another six years for the confirmation of Asteroid & to name them. Students were encouraged to exchange their ideas & opinions among the community.