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Secrets of the Stars: Discovering What They're Made Of!

Uncover the mysteries of distant stars and learn how we know what they're made of!

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Secrets of the Stars: Discovering What They're Made Of!
Secrets of the Stars: Discovering What They're Made Of!

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15 Jun 2024, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm IST

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About the event

Are you ready for a space adventure?

The brightest star in our sky, Sirius, is 81,360 billion km away from us. 

It is made of 71% hydrogen, 27% helium, and has 3 times as much iron as our own Sun does.

How on earth do we know this when we are so unimaginably far away from Sirius??

It's like being a detective, but instead of clues on Earth, we're using light from the stars to uncover their secrets. 

This workshop is aimed at young explorers who are curious about the universe and want to learn more about the amazing science of astronomy. It will be accessible to students from Grades 6 and upwards. All are welcome to attend!

In this fun and interactive session, we'll dive into the fascinating world of starlight and how it helps us understand the composition of stars trillions of kilometers away from us. 

You'll learn about the special tools and techniques astronomers use to study stars from billions of kilometers away. 

By the end of this workshop, you'll not only know how we figure out what stars are made of, but you'll also have a deeper appreciation for the incredible wonders of the universe. Join us on this cosmic journey and become a star detective!

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About the Speaker

Sukanya sees the world as an endless wonder, a world where children are excited and curious about learning science. She was the founder director of Curiouscity Science Education with the mission to enable children to look at science as a special way of viewing the world. Since 2004, she has been a visiting scientist at the Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore. Sukanya also writes (in English and Bengali) to share her passion for science with her readers. She was awarded the prestigious Rabindra Smriti Puraskar in 2010 for science writing in Bengali. She has M.Sc., M.Phil. degrees from the University of Delhi and a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland College Park.

Sukanya has facilitated numerous courses at the online and residential programs at GenWise, over the years, including those on Intelligent Estimation, and Scientific Enquiry.

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