Basic Astronomy Crash Course

Overview

Why should kids join this program?

Humans have always been enthralled by the sight of the night sky. Our ancestors’ unrelenting search for knowledge about the sky and the objects in it, has led to an astronomical revolution in our understanding of the universe. We humans, even today, continue to expand this search, at an ever increasing rate. Kids learn the fascinating world of physics and mathematics through astronomy.

Highlights and takeaways

  • Basic introduction to physics and astronomy.
  • Understanding gravity with experiments and deriving the value 9.8 m/s2.
  • Kids build a basic telescope and a spectroscope.

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: History

  • History of Universe
  • Big bang theory
  • Nature of light
  • Properties of light
  • Build a spectroscope

Term II: Activity and Experiments

  • Understanding telescope
  • Lens and light
  • Build a small telescope
  • Understanding gravity
  • Calculating value of gravity with pendulum experiment

Term III: Night out

  • Understanding solar system
  • Various space explorations
  • Understanding the night sky
  • How to stargaze?
  • Observing planets

At the end of the course, kids will be able to operate a telescope and explore the night sky, and will be ready for the level 2 of the program.

Program Details

Educator info, program particulars, and other details

Ramanathapuram
Mango Education - Map

January 20
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

RS Puram
Orange Sprout - Map

January 22
5 pm - 7 pm

Saravanampatti
Sreevatsa Lunchbox - Map

January 18
5 pm - 7 pm

Early bird booking
5500 INR - Pay now

On-spot or later
6200 INR

Testimonials

What parents had to say about our previous programs

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

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

Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another.
- Plato

Moments

Explore the activities from our previous sessions

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