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TOWARDS GREATER KNOWLEDGE: Kindling abiding interests.
TOWARDS GREATER KNOWLEDGE: Kindling abiding interests.

SANGEETH KURIAN

Many areas of scientific interest were touched upon in the camp.

Over 200 students from various schools and colleges in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Alappuzha and Ernakulam took part in a three-day residential science camp for school and college students held at the Science and Technology Museum in the city recently. The camp organised as a culmination of the yearlong Einstein Year observation programme helped to inculcate scientific temper in the youth . It also provided an impetus to explore the frontiers of human knowledge .

Diverse subjects

The programme covered topics such as life and philosophy of Einstein, learning science through experiments, telescope making, sky-watching, astrophysics, cosmology, space science and technology, philosophy and ethics of science, life and works of M.N. Saha and theory of relativity. B.N. Suresh Director, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, inaugurated the programme. P. Radhakrishnan, deputy director, LPSC, Indian Space Research Organisation, presided over the function. The camp also helped to revive the interest of students in theoretical science, physics, astronomy and space science.The camp held in two batches for juniors (students from class VIII to XII) and seniors (above higher secondary) was organised by the Breakthrough Science Society in association with the Department of Physics and the State Science and Technology Museum. A poster exhibition on Albert Einstein and his contribution to science was also organised as a part of the camp.


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