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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:41 am 
Spectacle keeps sky gazers spellbound

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The total lunar eclipse, the last one of the year, presented a rare celestial event for the people of the central districts.

Exactly at 6.15 p.m. the full moon slowly started entering the shadow of the earth and at 7.35 p.m. the moon was totally inside umbra shadow.

The moon remained in the umbra shadow band till 8.28 p.m. Later the moon slowly started coming out, and at 9.48 p.m. it was totally out of the shadow and brightly lit moon was seen.

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The lunar eclipse was well visible even with the naked eyes, said T. M. Alarigi Swamy Raju, Project Director (in-charge), Anna Science Centre – Planetarium here.

The Planetarium had made special arrangements for the viewing of the celestial spectacle for the benefit of the sky gazers. A large number of men, women and school and college students, viewed the event through the three telescopes – two celestron and one skywatch telescopes, which were placed at vantage points in the planetarium campus.

With the help of one celestron telescope people were able to view the Jupiter clearly. Other two were used for observing the moon and phenomena of eclipse. Through an audio video presentation on solar system Dr. Alagiri Swamy Raju, J. R. Palaniswamy, Senior Scientific Assistant, R. Akilan, Planetarium Engineer, S. Jayapal, Scientific Assistant, explained the lunar cycle and happening of the lunar eclipse to the visitors on the occasion. An Edusat camera was focussed towards the moon since evening. It was connected to the LCD projector, which projected the image of the moon as it is seen, minute after minute, on the giant screen much to the delight of the onlookers.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 6:43 am 
Arrangements to view lunar eclipse

Anna Science Centre–Planetarium would make arrangements on its campus for the public to view the total lunar eclipse through telescope subject to sky condition on December 10. The eclipse will start at 6.15 p.m. and end at 9.48 p.m. There is no entry fee.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 6:53 am 
Tiruchiites get a glimpse of Jupiter

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Scores of enthusiastic children, youth and adults queued up at the Anna Science Centre Planetarium to catch a closer glimpse of the celestial phenomenon, ‘Jupiter Opposition,' here on Friday.

Though the sky remained overcast for most part of the day, the clouds gave way in time to enable the visitors to have a clear view of the planet, which appeared bright on the Eastern sky.

The planetarium had arranged for a sky observation programme with the public being provided an opportunity to view Jupiter through two telescopes.

Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system, comes opposite to the Sun once in 398.9 days due to the movements of the Earth and the planet around the Sun.

This, termed ‘opposition of Jupiter,' is an advantageous time to observe the planet.

It is in this configuration that planet makes its closest approach to the Earth; it is fully illuminated by the Sun and as a result appear the largest and brightest. Such an opposition took place on Friday.

During the opposition, the apparent angular size of Jupiter grows to 48.56 arc-seconds (one arc second is 1/3600 {+t} {+h} of a degree) as the distance between the Earth and the planet (Jupiter) reduces to 59.3 crore kilometre. The distance between the Earth and Jupiter will be about 93 crore km, at its most distant point.

Earth based telescopes can record Jupiter best when the planet is at opposition, according to R.Akilan, Planetarium Engineer, Anna Science Centre, who supervised the arrangements. The next Opposition of Jupiter will occur on December 3, 2012. Last year, the event occurred on September 21, 2010.

The sky observation programme would be held at the Planetarium on Saturday also, between 6.30 and 8.30 p.m.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 7:05 am 
Sky observation programme

The Anna Science Centre Planetarium will organise a special sky observation programme for the public to view the celestial phenomenon, ‘Jupiter Opposition' on Friday and Saturday.

Due to the movements of the Earth and the planet Jupiter around the Sun, Jupiter comes opposite to the Sun once in 398.9 days. This is called ‘opposition of Jupiter.' The event will take place on Friday. This is an advantageous time to observe the planet. It is in this configuration that planet makes its closest approach to the Earth; it is fully illuminated by the Sun and as a result appear the largest and brightest, according to an official release from the Planetarium. The Planetarium has made arrangements for the public to view the event through telescope between 6.30 and 8.30 p.m. on both the days.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:58 pm 
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BalajiR wrote:
Can some one give me the exact address of this planetarium and timings it is open for shows.


Contact details is available here http://tnstc.gov.in/anna-science-centre.html, you can contact them for exact timings.



YOU CAN SEE THE TIMINGS IN THE BELOW WEBSITE

http://tnstc.gov.in/visiting-timings.html


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:50 pm 
BalajiR wrote:
Can some one give me the exact address of this planetarium and timings it is open for shows.


Contact details is available here http://tnstc.gov.in/anna-science-centre.html, you can contact them for exact timings.


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Can some one give me the exact address of this planetarium and timings it is open for shows.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 7:10 am 
Sky observation programme

programme on sky observation would be held from 7 p.m. to 8-30 p.m. at the Anna Science Centre – Planetarium here on Saturday. T.M. Alagiri Swamy Raju, project director (in-charge) of the planetarium said the programme would throw light on interesting phenomena in the sky.


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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 11:36 am 
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Hi - can some one give me the exact address of this Planetorium.


ANNA SCIENCE CENTRE - PLANETARIUM
Pudukkottai Road, Trichy - 7.
Ph. : 0431 - 2332190.

Its Near Airport.


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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 8:30 pm 
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