Young Astronomer Program

Overview

Why should kids join this program?

This program opens up the minds of young students, enabling them to think, imagine, analyse, observe, and learn about the night sky. Equipped with wide range of modules, the program will empower students and radically change the way they think and appreciate the wonders of the night sky. There is the fun part of science, there is the hard part of science, and then there is the mathematics involved throughout the program.

  • 3 projects + 6 night outs
  • 9 months (weekly once for 2 hours)
  • 10 years and above
  • 20 kids/batch

Educator Information

All about our instructors and educators

Obuli Chandran
Science Educator and Communicator
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Curriculum Overview

Why should you choose this program? How do we drive the curriculum? What would your kid learn from this program?

Term I: Optics

  • Nature¬†and¬†properties¬†of¬†light
  • Wave¬†Nature
  • Particle¬†Nature
  • Reflection,¬†Refraction
  • Lens¬†and¬†Mirrors
  • Image¬†Formation
  • Kids will build their own telescope

Term II: Celestial Sphere

  • Understanding¬†Geometry¬†of¬†Sphere
  • Earth¬†-¬†Latitudes¬†and¬†Longitudes,
  • Celestial¬†Sphere¬†-¬†RA¬†and¬†Dec
  • Effect¬†of¬†Earth's¬†tilt
  • Axis¬†of¬†rotation¬†of¬†Celestial¬†Sphere,
  • Motion¬†of¬†Planets¬†-¬†Retrograde¬†Motions
  • Constellations,
  • Circumpolar¬†constellations¬†-¬†Tracking
  • Kids will find Proofs with Sun and planet observation data

Term III: Classical Physics

  • Laws¬†of¬†Motion
  • Force,¬†Acceleration
  • Mathematical¬†Modelling
  • Trigonometry
  • Angular¬†Distance¬†(diameter)¬†of¬†Moon
  • Sun¬†-¬†Understanding¬†Eclipses
  • Centrifugal¬†and¬†Centripetal¬†forces
  • Data¬†Analysis¬†-¬†Statistics.
  • Building their own Project Report of the Constellation Observed

At the end of 6 months, on the showcase day kids will display their hard work to parents, friends, family, and invited industry professionals.

Program Details

Educator info, program particulars, and other details

GV Residency
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June 23 (Sunday)
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Early bird booking
25000 INR - Pay now
(Also payable in 3 instalments: 10000, 8000, and 7000.)

On-spot or later
26500 INR

Testimonials

What parents had to say about our previous programs

We are so thankful to Mango education and team. Our son learned a lot about astronomy. Especially the way of teaching by Obuli Chandran had ignited a spark towards astronomy among the children. They are going to glow like stars in the future for sure. Thanks again!

Sabitha Vinod
Parent, Coimbatore

Obuli Chandran really ur bunch of Young Astronomers batch is proving awesome. They all r superb. Hats off to u to give them this much knowledge in a span of 6 months. Tku again Obuli Chandran and mango education for this wonderful opportunity with Mithun Meenakshi Mohan

Saraswathi Swaminathan
Parent, Coimbatore

I and my son Indraneel had a very informative session got a chance to learn more about space and universe which always has been my sons favorite topic of study. He got answers to a lot of questions in his mind about space and universe. Thanks a lot, Obuli and Arumugham

Roshini Pradeep
Parent, Coimbatore

It's been said that astronomy is a humbling and, I might add, a character-building experience.
- Carl Sagan

Moments

Explore the activities from our previous sessions

Coimbatore Kids from Mango Education at Ooty Radio Telescope Site
Kids and Parent Observing The Night Sky at Mango Education Young Astronomer Program Night Out
Kids Observing The Night Sky - Mango Education Young Astronomer Program
Mango Education Young Astronomer Program - Setting Up The Telescope
Tyndall Effect