The Interstellar Traveller
How hard is it to hop to the nearest star system or soar across the galaxy? A typical "Star Trek" or "Star Wars" movie makes it look easy. When the heroes get a distant distress call, they use "warp drive" or "hyperdrive" and arrive at their destination within minutes or hours. If we got the right propulsion, would it be possible for us to voyage that quickly in real life?
Almost 50 years ago, humans were walking on the moon. But we stopped going in 1972 and never ventured any farther, except by sending robotic probes. Humans have never gone to Jupiter, as the book and movie "2001: A Space Odyssey" promised us, or even to Mars. What is it that makes travel far away so difficult?
Besides the obvious human health concerns and budgetary issues, there are vast technological problems with traveling to faraway places. Yet, Interstellar travel is still possible and we will explore and learn how.
The course consists of 6 sessions and is offered in English.
Each session would be of 45-50 minutes. Special Q&A session every Saturday/Sunday.
Recommended Age Group: 10 years onwards
Price of Course: Rs 4,000