11th Moon Landing Anniversary - MIP (Chandrayaan1) - No Outreach

On Suggestion of Dr. API Kalam for MIP(Chandrayaan1) on 14 Nov 2008 Indian Flag landed on Surface of Moon&Discovered water vapour in Lunar Atmosphere while descending.    
Is this any particularly reason 14 Nov (Children's Day) has been choosen to be day of MIP Moon Landing ? 
14Nov Children's day was chosen to inspire students to be future scientists as what the Late  President did. 

But how many remember this historical achievement and celebrate with talk, seminars in its true spirit.Hence our reminder since 11years now. Do we need Dr.Kalam to born again to inspire the future scientists.

Click Here to know more details of the Mission 

Planet Jupiter and Venus - Celestial Meeting on 24 Nov 2019

Watch today or tmrw or till 24Nov Planet Venus and Jupiter West in direction after Sunset for  approx 30mins. Wherein Venus sets after that but Jupiter can be obsevered for another 30mins more. 

 Above are the pics taken at 6pm .. you can see two star like objects. The one close to Horizon is Venus and the One above it is Jupiter... even Saturn is also there but too faint phone camera couldn't catch. Anyways You can still try Tomorrow evening . 

24 November 2019 Rare Celestial Encounter? 
So if you watch these two objects every day evening till 24Nov looking West after Sunset.. 

You can notice they are getting closer 👉👈 compared to prev day in our sky ...Finally on 24Nov they will be closest they can get in our sky for a event called "Venus in Conjunction with Jupiter".

What happens after 24Nov? If you continue watching every evening after 24 Nov you will notice Jupiter and Venus are moving away from each other..

6th Launch Anniversary of Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) - Mangalyaan

5 November - 6th Launch Anniversary of Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) - Mangalyaan - Year Long Prog as Part of Vikram Sarabhai Centenary Programme - Celebrations - Host Kalam Mars Observation Center - Invite us for Talk/Lecture: On 5th November 2013 at 2.38 p.m. IST PSLV C25 launched Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) into Earth's Orbit. Here are special posters (Zoom to see/read details).

In the First poster imaged by MOM the largest Volcano in the Solar System OLYMPUS MONS can be seen which is present on planet Mars. To Host Kalam Mars Observation Center or Talk/Lecture contact us www.facebook.com/planetarysocietyindia or Whatsapp 7993482012

In the Second poster PSLV C25 the launch Vehicle, Overview of MOM journey to Mars, Ships Nalanda & Yamuna Can be seen Which all were responsible for putting MOM into earth's orbit on the way to MARS.

SHIPS NALANDA & YAMUNA of Shipping Corporation of India Limited – chartered by ISRO played a significant role in the collection of data and the successful launch of the orbiter. The two Offshore vessels had sailed from Visakhapatnam on the 15th of September 2013 after installation of satellite tracking and communication equipment by ISRO, DRDO and Indian Navy. These two ships also carried scientists from ISRO, DRDO and Indian Navy personnel on board.

1Nov 2019 - Opportunity to Spot Jupiter and Saturn

Dear Freinds/Wellwishers today (hoping skies are clear) you have an easy opportunity to spot Planet Jupiter and Saturn ..like above.. Jupiter Below Moon and Saturn above Moon. After Sunset (for 30mins to 2hrs depending on your location across India or around World)look West Direction.

So perfect opportunity to spot take selfies/pics with Jupiter, Saturn&Moon. Please do not forget to share with me (pic, with time, location) .. Also, observe Sky tomorrow Evening ...and every day after... You will see the positions of Moon, Jupiter and Saturn in our sky are changing.
 And Yes remember you don't require Telescopes to SPOT, but they are needed when you want to finest features of Planets.
With Monsoon done&continued Surprise Showers...we could hardly see anything in the sky for the past few months... So enjoy the Night Sky which is also an Ancient Heritage of Earthlings. 

Diwali-Universal Prayer for Economic Freedom@Harmony with Nature

On this day let's wish for People (irrespective of Caste/Creed/Religion/Nation)across the world "Economic Freedom" which gives every Human  unrestricted access to things (Food, Shelter, Work, Education, Health etc.)necessary for all round development/Survival in Harmony with Nature.

88th Birth Anniversary - Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam an Inspiration - Is it UN World Student Day ?

Today 15 Oct is 88th Birth Anniversary of Dr.A.P.J.ABDUL KALAM  Former President of India.

 The above image is when he flew in Sukhoi-30 MKI at the Lohegaon Air Force Base in Pune on 8June2006.

Did United Nations Declare 15 Oct as "World Student's Day"? 
Every year we see messages saying  15Oct Declared "World Students Day" forwarded by people who directly or indirectly believing various aricles/news reports in prominent T.V. & Newspapers Websites or this https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Students%27_Day

In the above wikipedia article sources are quoted bit if you click them they don't lead to any official UN website but local media news articles. Hence articles on Wikipedia are sometimes misleading.

Click&See list of UN Proclaimed International Days https://www.un.org/en/sections/observances/international-days  infact today is "International Day of Rural Women"

Failures Stepping Stones to Success - Failed Dream of Dr. Kalam to become Airforce Pilot in 1958: 
Click on this link https://www.thehindu.com/books/books-authors/failed-in-my-dream-of-becoming-pilot-abdul-kalam-in-new-book/article5035287.ece  to read an interesting article in which Dr.Kalam  explained how he failed to become a Airforce Pilot in 1958.

These days for very small failure we get so much upset ...example not getting good marks, failing in exam, someone didn't put a like a post etc..etc..

In the article link  .. you can see it was Dr.Kalam's dream in 1958 to become a Pilot ..but he was not selected because he got 9th place whereas there were 8Posts.

Instead of being depressed missing to be Pilot so closely having cherished the dream to fly from Childhood. Dr. Kalam made his failure.. a Stepping Stone for success..and went on to give India a new edge with his efforts on Missiles as Scientist Engineer.

And later went on to became Supreme Commander i.e President of India is also  "Commander in Chief" of Indian Armed Forces (Army, Navy& Airforce) with supreme power to declare war or conclude peace.

So much to learn from such great people. It's great he failed to become a pilot else its difficult to imagine today's PSLV or advanced Missiles in India within 3-4 Decades of Indian Independence.So great even after death not just success... great people's failure also  inspires us...

4th Oct - Sputnik1- Historic Day - Space Age

On 4Oct 1957 first man made object reached outer space ..i.e.Russian Satellite called Sputnik1 was launched and inserted into earth orbit. We learnt about Stone Age, Iron Age etc.. in school..

4th Oct marked beginning of "SPACE AGE" when humans started to use Satellites&Space. Same as the early man learned to use stones as tools..4Oct-10Oct is celebrated as UN World Space Week.

1st Satellite launched in 1957..thanks to Homi.J.Babha,Vikram Sarabhai India started space prog in 1962.

150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma - Talisman - Inspiration for Science with Human Face

"I will give you a talisman. Whenever you are in doubt, or when the self becomes too much with you, apply the following test. Recall the face of the poorest and the weakest man [woman] whom you may have seen, and ask yourself, if the step you contemplate is going to be of any use to him [her]. Will he [she] gain anything by it? Will it restore him [her] to a control over his [her] own life and destiny? In other words, will it lead to swaraj [freedom] for the hungry and spiritually starving millions?
Then you will find your doubts and your self melt away."
- One of the last notes left behind by Gandhi in 1948, expressing his deepest social thought.
Source: Mahatma Gandhi [Last Phase, Vol. II (1958), P. 65]

5 Years of "Mangal"yaan - Mars Orbiter Mission Around Planet Mars

Today is very special day .. 5 years ago on 24 Sept 2014 "Mars Orbiter Mission(MOM)" i.e. Mangalyaan was inserted into orbit around Planet Mars. Basically, MOM was planned to work only for 6 months but till now itsl working going around Mars.

Today we had Live Discussion on Sneha Tv 4.30pm commemorating achievement will and inputs were given to for Special Programme on TV5 Telugu News Channel telecast at 9.30pm.

Here is the link to Sneha Tv Live

Here is the link to special prog telecast on TV5 Telugu News Channel.

50th Birth Anniversary of ISRO - Major Role in 73 Years of Indian Independence & Prosperity

Dear Reader We Wish you all Happy Indian Independence Day .

Today we have another important reason to Celebrate.. yes today i.e. 15 Aug 1969 ISRO came into existence 50 years ago.

Its interesting to know why not much is written about this in Print & Electronic or Social Media today. However 10 years ago we did commemorate 40th Anniversary of ISRO'S coming to existence as an Institution. http://www.ournewplanets.info/2009/08/indian-space-research-organisations.html

As Promised in Coming days we will announce gist of various activities planned to be implemented.
Anyways here is the TV Discussion we had in Prominent Telugu News Channel today. In this Live Programme contributions of ISRO in different fields have been discussed.

Also we shared our inputs with BBC about today's date and other updates related to Chandrayaan1& Chandrayaan2.