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Spacewalk your way to Goa this November : The Story of Space 2017

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Consider that dot. That’s here. Thats home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, every human who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering. The work product of 4 billion years of evolution. All on one pale blue dot.

It’s a shame most of us know next to nothing about the lonely yet curious vastness of space. The final frontier. It’s time to make Han Solo proud this month ; )

 

‘The story Of’

 

‘The story of’ team Image courtesy : Instagram
‘The story of’ team
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‘The Story Of’ Foundation is an interdisciplinary, informal learning project. The foundation strives to create learning opportunities across science, philosophy, art, and culture, with the wider benefit of making the youth question everything. From 10th – 19th November they’re all set to showcase a plethora of fun filled exciting learning experiences all about – SPACE !

 

 

 

Learning experiences

– Evolution of the stars

Image courtesy : http://www.thestoryof.org
Image courtesy : http://www.thestoryof.org

The Evolution of the stars is a site specific experience that will consist of 13 Audio Visual based installations that will explain the birth, life, the eventual death of stars and of course (the most interesting one) – The afterlife. From blackholes to worm holes and Neutron stars. There’s so much to learn. And the best part? No fancy math 😀

Coordinators : Jan Świerkowski

Dates: 16, 17, 18 NOVEMBER

Time: 14:00 – 16:00

Venue : STARTING POINT – LUIS GOMES GARDEN, Panjim

 

 

– COSMIC CONSCIOUSNESS

COSMIC CONSCIOUSNESS
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The exact scale of the universe can be a very unimaginable concept for most of us petty mortals. A a concept so vast our standard units of meters and kilometers are simply not good enough.

 

Cosmic Consciousness is a series of frames that together form the night sky at a realistic scale. The frames are arranged to depict light years as distance. This installation acts as a tool where people may familiarize themselves with constellations and the stars at close quarters and yet perceive the grand nature of space and its distances.

 

 

Short Live Films

Astroproject: From Dust to Stars

Astroproject: From Dust to Stars
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Astroproject is an initiative to develop a documentary series on Astronomy, Astrophysics and Space Science related research in India.

It sets to introduce the audience to the basic concepts of Astronomy by answering questions like, why do some stars shine brighter than the others? It also showcases one of the highest altitude observatories in the world “Indian Astronomical Observatory” at Hanle, Ladakh which is situated at an altitude of 15,000 feet.

Venue : Goa Science Center, Miramar

 

A word from the experts

There is no shortage of experienced minds here. More than a dozen scientists, researchers and astronomers, both Indian and foreigners alike are set to talk at the Goa Science centre on the 11th and 12th of November at the Goa Science Center in Miramar.

 

Some Speakers include

Dr. Henry Throop

Dr. Henry Throop
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Dr. Henry Throop’s research interests focus on the outer solar system and beyond. He has been involved with a diverse set of topics ranging from planetary ring formation including the rings of Saturn and Jupiter, planet and star formation, astrobiology and the origins of life, He has even discovered Pluto’s moon Styx, in 2012.

 

 

S. Bhuvaneshwari

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Indian history has always had a deep connection with philosophy on space since time immemorial. Mrs. Bhuvaneshwari will be talking about India’s glorious past in both the fields of astronomy and mathematics.

For more insight on ‘The Story of Space’ be sure to visit  thestoryof.org

 

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