Educational visit to Nehru Planetarium

The students of F.Y.B.Ed of Oriental College of Education and Research had visited to Nehru Planetarium as the last destination of Educational Visits. This is the name given to 5 planetariums in India, named after India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru.

The students saw the special Planetarium’s sky shows which was an incomparable learning experience for them. Then students saw the first show ‘Tryst and Destiny‘ which outlined the stars and constellations like they had donned the sky on the night of 14 August 1947. The second show “Mahatma – The Eternal Light‘recreated the celestial configuration as on 2nd October 1869, the day Mahatma Gandhi was born combining it with other historic events from his life. Then the next show which featured was ‘The Wonders of the Universe‘ which focussed upon the existence of human not just hundred of thousand years but 13.7 billion the beginning of universe and how it has developed along with galaxies and stars and their influence on humans. And lastly saw ‘Invaders of Mars‘ where the students experience like actually “invading” Mars with satellites, landers, rovers and orbiters, purely out of curiosity and a desire to learn.

Besides the sky shows, there are special arrangements for visitors to watch celestial phenomena through telegraphs that are installed outside the Planetarium and to capture the eclipses, meteor showers and other events of heavenly bodies. Overall the students had a very beautiful experience at the Nehru Planetarium.

Educational visit to Nehru Science Centre

The students of F.Y.B.Ed of Oriental College of Education and Research had visited to Nehru Science Centre. It is among the four National level Science Museums and has under it five science centres in Nagpur, Calicut, Bhopal, Dharampur and Goa.

The students of F.Y.B.Ed had a wonderful and informative experience visiting the science centre. The students visited/saw the following programs they had arranged for the day

  • The students visited 12 galleries in all which exhibited on energy, sound, kinematics, mechanics, transport, etc. and how science has helped in development of these sectors
  • The students saw educational Program Science Odyssey. This program included science film “Alaska: Spirit of the wild”, which gave an immersive experience and journey into a world locked in cold at the height of the last great Ice Age.
  • The students also saw 3D Science show. In this Program they showed the students documentary “SOS Planet 3D”. It showed the students most environmentally challenged areas of our planet, highlighting the cause-and-effect of three critically important environmental conditions: global warming, ocean habitat depletion/destruction and deforestation.
  • Last but not the least the students saw the program I am a Mother: The 15-minute animated demonstration explains the functions and importance of each organ.

Overall the students had a very life changing and educational experience at the Nehru Science centre.

An Educational Visit to Meteorological Department

The students of F.Y.B.Ed of Oriental College of Education and Research had visited regional Meteorological Department of Mumbai for an Educational Visit. It is located at R. C. Church, Colaba, Mumbai which is the nodal office for the public to obtain any information pertaining to India Meteorological department and its various offices located in the states of Gujarat, Goa and Maharashtra excluding Vidarbha . It is one of the six Regional Centres of India Meteorological Department.

The students’ gets information about weather related services to the states of Maharashtra, Goa and Gujarat excluding Vidarbha region of Maharashtra State. The centre is also responsible for the monitoring of tropical cyclone formation in Arabian Sea and cyclone warning work. Cyclone warning work is carried out by Area Cyclone Warning Centre Mumbai and Cyclone Warning Centre Ahmedabad.

The students were also informed about the recent launch of System of Aerosol Monitoring and Research (SAMAR) in January 2016 by the IMD to study the concentration of Black carbon, radiative properties of aerosols, environmental visibility and their climatological impacts. Overall it was a wonderful experience to get information about metrological department.