Astronomy Corner

Astronomy Workshop

Students at CMS Gomti Nagar Campus I primary section were taught about celestial bodies and their phenomena in a fun way method. They enjoyed & got familiar with the Sun, the Moon and the Stars through the exciting & interesting Sky Watch Astronomy Workshop.

Sally Ride EarthKAM Workshop

A one-day Sally Ride EarthKAM workshop was conducted at City Montessori School, Gomti Nagar I on April 16, 2018 by Labrynthe Pvt. Ltd. 45 students from classes VI-IX, who are a part of the school’s Astronomy Club, participated in the workshop. Sally Ride EarthKAM is a NASA sponsored project. EarthKAM means Earth Knowledge Acquired by Middle school Students. It is an educational program that enables students to take pictures of their own planet from a digital camera on board the International Space Station (ISS) via a web interface. The EarthKAM camera is till date permanent payload on board the ISS and supports approximately four missions annually, one for each season. The recent mission was opened from April 10th – 16th, 2018.

In the workshop students were shown a presentation on Sally Ride EarthKAM and how the program works. They were also given a brief demonstration on how to request for the photographs keeping various aspects such as orbital path, weather, location, day/night preference in mind. The students were then given a program conduction guide and their unique codes. They will request their images from home.