Space Camp 2016: Bangalore

This summer, students in Bangalore will once again have the exclusive opportunity of experiencing the Space Camp, a summer camp centered on the mysteries of astrophysics.

The one week camp will be held at the Indian Institute of Science campus, Bangalore from 18th to 23rd of April starting at 9.30 am and closing at 3pm on each day. The camp includes sessions on key topics such as the mysteries of outer space, the science and math behind orbits, the technology behind rockets and launch vehicles, and the history of astronomy and astrophysics. These sessions are conducted by prominent scientists from Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Indian Institute of Astrophysics and the like. The students’ satellite programs and also the globally competitive initiative of Google X PRIZE CHALLENGE, Lunar Rover mission by Bangalore based aerospace start up TEAM INDUS will be detailed, discussed and demonstrated among various other attractive learning possibilities.

To pep up the sessions, and provide the students with some practical experience, the organizers have arranged visits to locations such as the ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC) and ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC) in Bangalore. During these trips, the students will get to study the stars and constellations, view satellites being assembled, and watch the ISRO scientists in action at their home turf.

To add to the excitement, the students will have the chance to meet and interact with Professor U R Rao, internationally acclaimed space scientist and former-chairman of ISRO, who is world renowned researcher on cosmic rays, high energy astronomy, interplanetary physics and satellite and rocket technology. Professor Rao will inaugurate the Space Camp on 18th April at 9.30 am.

The Space Camp, an initiative of Bangalore-based Cindrebay Nurture, has been held twice before, in 2014 and 2015. These camps were resounding successes, with the students, some passionate about astrophysics and others wondering if physics was their cup of tea, all thoroughly enjoying the lectures, the opportunity to clarify their questions with the scientists, and the trips to satellite centers that gave them a live look at what they had just learnt.

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Cindrebay Nurture is an organization that aims to provide teens with the opportunity to explore roads less travelled in the Indian career space, such as astrophysics, design & architecture, programming skills, animation and film production and many others that most school curricula do not accommodate or deal with deeply. Space Camp is the group’s first initiative. Space Camp 2016 is jointly organized by Cindrebay Nurture and Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology (KSCST).

For more information on Cindrebay Nurture or the Space Camp, contact us at: 9448929029, 9741887884 or email us atconnect@nurtureclub.com

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