National Science Day to be observed on Friday

National Science Day to be observed on Friday

PUNE: The National Science Day will be observed by several science organisations across the city on Friday. The day is celebrated to mark the discovery of the Raman effect by Indian physicist Sir CV Raman in the year 1928.

IUCAA will be hosting Science Day 2020 celebrations on February 28 and 29 at Chandrasekhar auditorium from 10 am to 5 pm. 

There will be short talks by astrophysicists and Q&A sessions with Prof JV Narlikar and Somak Raychaudhury. There will be a special talk session on ‘Astronomy visions for the next decade’ and public lectures on Nobel Prize in Physics, 2019.

Keeping the tradition, Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) is also celebrating Science Day, as they are hosting an open to all exhibition on February 28 and 29 at GMRT, Khodad. This year, the inauguration will be done by Shantanu Chowdhury, Scientist and Director, National Remote Sensing Centre, ISRO Hyderabad, while the closing ceremony will be done in the presence of Anil Pantoji, Senior Transport Officer, Pune.

The exhibition is one of the largest in the rural area of Pune district. It has proved a very good platform for all enthusiastic students from various schools and colleges in the neighborhood area.  Many schools, colleges and renowned institutes throughout the country participate in the exhibition every year. Every year, around 20,000-25,000 visitors visit this unique science exhibition throughout the country.

National Centre for Cell Science will be organising open day for everyone at their centre in  Pune University campus on February 28 from 10 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm. Visitors will get an opportunity to witness fascinating variety of life such as animal cells, bacteria, fungi and fruit flies. This open day will also provide opportunity to learn about bioimaging tools, proteomics tools, animal cell repository among others.

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Muktangan Exploratory will be organising a free visit to the ‘Exposition Hall’ for the school students from Std VII to IX. The Hall houses the latest interactive scientific, cutting edge technology exhibits/models on themes like planetary motion, perpetual motion, rising arc, floating ball and many more. There will also be free demonstrations to commemorate Raman Effect and Light.

Meteorological office, Shivajinagar, will also celebrate the day by organising an exhibition, which will be open for the public from 10:30 am to 5 pm.

This day is celebrated to mark the discovery of the Raman effect by Indian physicist Sir CV Raman in the year 1928.

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