Understanding Cosmos

Why do stars twinkle? Is it possible to fall into a black hole? Will the sun ever stop shining?

 

Since the first glimpse of the night sky, humans have been fascinated with the stars, planets, and universe that surrounds us. This course will introduce students to the study of astronomy, including its history and development, basic scientific laws (motion and gravity), the concepts of modern astronomy, and the methods used by astronomers to learn more about the universe.

This course consists of three modules (3 sessions each) and is offered in English.

 

Each session would be of 60 minutes followed by a one to one Q&A session. 

Recommended Age Group: 8-12 years

Price of Course: Rs 2,000
 

Course Overview

Understanding Universe and Space

Knowing Cosmos

Our quest to understand how the universe works start with the study of the building blocks - matter, energy, space, and time. 

This module is divided into three sessions:
 

  • What is Space and Time?: Big Bang
    Brace yourself as we rewind the clocks—all the way back, 13.8 billion years, and see how all this ridiculous amazingness surrounding us got started.
     

  • Light Years Forward: The Scale of Universe
    Fasten your seatbelt as we take you on a ride down to the smallest thing theorized by scientists and then out to the vastness of the universe.
     

  • Fallen Heroes of Space Exploration
    Let's delve into some exciting stories of humanity's greatest minds, both well-known and unrecognized, who were responsible for many daring space missions.

Travelling Through Space

Basics of Space Flight

North, South, East, and West are Earth-related directions that are used for navigation here. But, how to astronauts navigate in space?

This module is divided into three sessions:
 

  • Journey of Spacecrafts
    In this session, we will talk about the vehicle that carries us beyond the Earth's atmosphere, through space to other planetary bodies and back home again.
     

  • Suiting up for Space Travel: The Spacesuit
    Space is an extremely hostile place. We will examine the various issues of walking in outer space and how spacesuits come to our rescue.
     

  • ISS: Our first home on the 200,000th floor The International Space Station (ISS) is humanity’s most expensive structure circling around the planet every 90 minutes. We will discuss in detail about this satellite.
     

Voyage To A New Home

Potential Habitable Worlds

We have landed men on the Moon. Can we colonize other worlds? Which will be the celestial bodies you would be walking on?

This module is divided into three sessions:
 

  • Racing Towards Moon
    Let's explore the Earth’s only satellite which is moving around our home planet in cold and lifeless isolation, in an orbit that increases an inch and a half a year.
     

  • Why Mars, and not another celestial body?
    The establishment of a colony on Mars has been a dream for decades. We will explore the challenges and opportunities of colonizing the Red Planet.
     

  • Where Do Black Holes Lead?
    So there you are, about to leap into a black hole. If you somehow survive, where would you end up? Where does a black hole lead to? 

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