As part of the Institute’s extension program, a total of 653 elementary and high school students were able to attend seven overnight stargazing activities conducted at NISMED from December 2013 to March 2014. These sessions were facilitated by members of the Earth Science Workgroup of NISMED along with some members of the UP Astronomical Society.
One of the highlights of the stargazing session is the viewing of night-sky objects through one of the country’s largest telescopes housed at the NISMED Observatory. Students as well as their teachers are treated with telescopic views of craters of the moon, Jupiter and four of its brightest moons, Saturn with its beautiful ring system, and a glimpse of the current phase of Venus. Participants also listen to various lectures aligned with the K to 12 Earth and Space Science topics such as constellations, the solar system, comets, and many others. Sessions are conducted at the rooftop of the NISMED building where participants spend the overnight session under the stars.
For further details and reservation, interested parties may contact Cecile, tel. (02) 928 3545.