Science forum conducts programme on solar eclipse

Staff Reporter

‘It is a natural phenomenon and has nothing supernatural about it’

SALEM: The Salem unit of Tamil Nadu Science Forum and Eurekha Science Club of CSI Polytechnic College conducted an awareness programme for school and college students on solar eclipse.

The programme was organised with the objective of dispelling superstitions associated with eclipses and present the youths with the facts related to the event.

The solar eclipse was a natural phenomena and there was nothing supernatural attached to the event, organisers told the students.

The only precaution that had to be taken was to wear special glasses during the time of eclipse to avoid viewing the sun directly.

The direct exposure to ultra violet rays would affect the eyesight.

The organisers presented to the students, special glasses made by the forum to view the sun during the eclipse.

A presentation on the scientific facts related to the eclipse was also made as a part of the programme.

A video was also screened for the students.

Students from various schools attended the programme. Forum President and CSI Polytechnic College Principal R. Samson Ravindran inaugurated the programme.

The organisers also made arrangements for the public to view the solar eclipse on Wednesday, in Chenni Nilaiyam in Pulikuthi Street in Gugai and on the Salem Steel Plant premises.

Forum members would guide the people to see the event at these two places.

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