Astronomy Fair ‘Go Cosmo’ Captivates Chennai’s Young Astronomers!

Chennai, 14th June 2024: Orchids The International School, a premier K12 educational chain, is thrilled to announce the launch of its extraordinary Astronomy Fair, “Go Cosmo – Your Ticket to Space” in Chennai. This three-day cosmic celebration, starting on June 14th to 16th in Orchids Pallikaranai Campus, Chennai, promises to captivate and inspire space enthusiasts of all ages with a spectacular blend of interactive activities, educational experiences, and entertaining learning opportunities. After the overwhelming success in Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad and Kolkata with close to 25,000 students attending and showing their love for Astronomy, Go Cosmo now arrives in Chennai. inaugurated by Dr. Ajit Singh, VP of Academics-Astronomy at Orchids The International School. Dr. Anna Maria Noronha, VP of Academics at Orchids The International School. Rajini Charles, Principal of the Pallikaranai Campus at Orchids The International School. Harsh Gupta, VP of Academics-Student Welfare at Orchids The International School and Siva Kumar, Zonal Head-Chennai, Orchids.

Participants at the Astronomy Fair Go Cosmo can have the chance to engage in a variety of activities designed to promote critical thinking, problem-solving, and a deeper understanding of space-related concepts. The event will showcase following activities: Alien Encounter – Come face-to-face with a friendly alien and discover how life beyond Earth might exist. Planetary Ponder – Step on our special weighing scales and see how much you would weigh on different planets!. Gravitational Gym – Test your strength against gravity by trying to lift Thor’s hammer on various celestial bodies. Comet Crafting – Become a celestial sculptor and create your very own comet using dry ice. Cosmic Collider – Inspired by NASA’s DART mission, this activity challenges you to shoot down asteroids and earn points for cool merchandise. Virtual Voyager – Embark on a thrilling virtual reality adventure where you can explore the International Space Station or become a spaceship captain battling against evil aliens. Stellar Spectacle – Immerse yourself in a captivating planetarium show that unveils the mysteries of the cosmos. Star Seeker – Join a guided stargazing session and discover the hidden wonders of the night sky (available after sunset). Spinning Spaceship Workshop – Budding astronauts can unleash their creativity and engineering skills by building their own miniature spaceship, learning the fundamentals of physics in the process.

Dr. Ajit Singh, VP of Academics-Astronomy at Orchids The International School said “Space exploration symbolizes our innate desire for adventure and discovery. As the Indian space industry is projected to reach USD 33 billion in the next decade, it’s imperative that we integrate space education into our curriculum. This not only ignites curiosity but also provides our students with the necessary skills to excel in this expanding field. The Go Cosmo Space Exploration Fair is designed to bring that sense of wonder to our students and the broader community. Watching students in Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad and Kolkata engage enthusiastically with the Go Cosmo fair fills us with immense pride. This event is a launchpad for dreams and innovations that will shape the future and prepare young minds to contribute significantly to India’s burgeoning space sector.”

Rajini Charles, Principal of the Pallikaranai Campus at Orchids The International School said “We aim to ignite a passion for space science in children from an early age by offering engaging astronomy sessions for our youngest learners. Through immersive planetarium experiences and hands-on activities in our space labs, children learn through play. As they progress to upper elementary grades, they gain real-life exposure to astronomy through Space Camps, which offer a deeper exploration of the subject. Our Astroverse Club on Discord also regularly engages students with fun and educational content. The Go Cosmo Astronomy Fair underscores our commitment to sparking curiosity and wonder about the universe in young minds, helping them develop a deep appreciation for astronomy and its relevance to their everyday lives.”

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