29th December 2017

Trip to the Birla Planetarium

The trip to the Birla Planetarium by 26 students, within the age group of 5 to 15 years, from New Light Kolkata, was indeed a flight through the universe. The trip was initiated by our dear volunteer Mr. Lonnie Bewick and the children were accompanied by 5 staff members from New Light and volunteer Ms. Isabel Flemming. They were excited to have a 3D view of the things that they had just imagined to be huge luminous objects somewhere out there in the vast space in the universe. It was fun knowing of one's weight on the moon and other planets. There were a few other exhibits at the Planetarium which enlightened the learners. The children then watched the movie on Mars. As the lights dimmed and the journey through the stars began, the excitement among the students was overwhelming. The skies came alive on the massive dome theatre. The show was extremely good and provided a good visual experience as well as factual knowledge of astronomy.