Bhubaneswar: Celebrating the tenth year of Young Astronomer Talent Search (YATS), Tata Steel in collaboration with Pathani Samanta Planetarium (PSP) has brought the much acclaimed Vikram Sarabhai Space Exhibition of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for the first time to Odisha.
The week-long exhibition was inaugurated on Sunday at the Pathani Samanta Planetarium in Bhubaneswar by Kailash Chandra Sahoo, Director Pathani Samanta Planetarium, Bhubaneswar and Arun Misra, Vice President, Project Gopalpur and Managing Director, Tata Steel SEZ.
The exhibition will be on display from December 13 to 17, a Tata Steel release said.
The mobile exhibition presented by Vikram Sarabhai Space Exhibition (VSSE), Ahmedabad, is having a set of about 20 static panels related to Remote Sensing Satellites and Communication Satellite and their applications, Chandrayaan/Mars mission, models of the camera of Mars Mission, satellite images; scaled down models of launch vehicles like PSLV and GSLV, various satellite models and a working model showing satellites orbiting around earth.
While mechanical component parts used in satellites are on the display, there are various video documentaries on launching of the Mars Mission.
For students of higher classes there is also a video display on how to join ISRO. ISRO's Geo portal-BHUVAN website will be demonstrated during the exhibition as well. A team of scientists and engineers from Space Applications Centre, Ahmedabad, are also present to interact with students.
Bringing in the ISRO exhibition is a momentous occasion to mark the tenth edition of YATS. The aim of this exhibition is to develop scientific temper amongst students and researchers and to make the common man aware of the contributions of ISRO initiatives in our daily lives, Arun Misra said.
During the inauguration ceremony, Kailash Chandra Sahoo said "We are proud to host ISRO's first ever exhibition in the state. This will help to develop scientific temper among students.