Space Pirates – Online Course on Astronomy

Space Pirates - Online course on Astronomy

  • Kids will perform experiments with different kind of lenses, compare them to understand, and build their own Galilean telescope
  • Kids would listen to the stories that light tell by building a spectroscope
  • Kids will observe and track the sun for 10 weeks and record data, which would be analysed for drawing conclusions
  • Kids will study the celestial coordinates and learn to measure them by building tools
  • A peek into the solar system, perform activities to understand the sheer scale of cosmos
  • Webinars and Online Q&As with Educator and Experts

Starts on: January 16, 2020
Duration: 10 Weeks
Interaction classes: 6 Webinars


Self-directed learning at Home

There will be enough activites and lesson designed for kids to learn at their own pace

  • Space Pirate kit with all the materials
  • 10 Weekly activity
  • Curating learning resources and materials

Mentorship and Engagement

Imagine a classroom where you have children, educator, expert: all with a common interest who discuss, debate, read & breathe Astronomy.

  • 5 Webinar with Educator
  • 2 Q & A with Educator to clarify all their questions
  • 1 Webinar with Expert/Scientist working in the field
  • Forum to post their question and get it asnwered from a team of enthusiat and experts

Like-minded Community

Imagine a classroom where you have children, educator, expert: all with a common interest who discuss, debate, read & breathe Astronomy.

  • Online classroom for children to connect and learn from each other during the online course
  • Join the Astronomy community with 100+ enthusiast, expert and educator after the online course

Experience based learning

Knowledge has become "googalable". Experience and wisdom make them to accelerate their understanding and drive their curiosity

  • Virtual Nightout, All the participants from wherever they are will be awake and understand the night sky
  • partipants will get access to an optional Astronomy nightout, were they get to meet the educator and together will do planet and star gazing

Evaluate the course by trying out a free activity from the syllabus.

Message from Educator(s)

All about our instructors and educators

Obuli Chandran
Astronomy Educator
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"The night sky, for those of us who have looked up, is enthralling and humbling. For those who have not, it is time to be starstruck. 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.
We will explore the hidden treasures in night sky together, journey through the stars and planets to know them, build tools to observe and study them and, of course, do a lot of SCIENCE! Join us on this 10 week online course, from across latitudes and longitudes, to journey into the cosmos! Earthlings be prepared to be a Space Pirate!"

Sameeran Banerjee
Teaching Assistant, Science Enthusiast
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"It is essential for learners to develop habits of QUESTIONING. Progress in any field is only possible when the crest of matter is well explored, for which, the initial step is questioning. should never be demoralized for asking questions. I was fortunate enough to be accompanied by my elders who were intensively supportive and guided me through whatever it may be. I always followed the method of “ Self Motivation “, generally seeking examples from daily life happenings and connecting them with the learning process. Personally, I suggest that Learners should always be allowed to explore the maximum they can by themselves. Force / Compulsion kills Curiosity. If Learners are curious about a particular subject, the only input they would require is Guidance."


What parents had to say about our previous programs

Travelling from Chennai to Coimbatore for the Space science camp proved to be effacious for the insights she gained in both the camps.. I would say mentors possesess phenomenal knowledge both subject wise and delivering it to the kid of age 8 years , keeping them spell bound throughout was remarkable. I appreciate Obuli for the time he takes following the session to provide additional feedback. Important pointer which I felt so relevant about their workshop was that the team had a well planned structure with respect to their curriculum . Each and every hour in 5 days camp were well planned and executed..Will be back next year!!

Lakshmi Subash
Parent, Chennai

Mango Education is a wonderful venture. My son just loves his time there. Obuli and Arumugam are really passionate about Science and teaching kids. Be it their crash course or their star gazing night or their latest scientist interaction programme, it's all very innovative and interesting for the kids and parents.

Visalakshi Jaiganesh
Parent, Napur

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

Program Details

Program particulars, and other details.

January 16, 2020

Introductory Webinar
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Early bird booking last date
January 16

9000 INR

Last date for Registration
January 20

9800 INR

(Fee includes shipment across India)

For bulk booking with more than 5 students, call 9952243541.


Moments from previous Astronomy programs

Explore the activities from our previous sessions

Kids and Parent Observing The Night Sky at Mango Education Young Astronomer Program Night Out
Ring of fire eclipse expedition
Tyndall Effect
Kids Observing The Night Sky - Mango Education Young Astronomer Program

I buy kits and toys, but it ends up in the collection and my kids don't learn. Will it really work?
The Space pirate kit is a complement to the online course and not a collection set. The materials have been handpicked keeping in mind of the learner, The kit also contains tools that will slowly help them to learn by themselves.

How does online course work? Can someone actually learn online?
The online course is not a pure video lessons based course. We also believe that Technology cannot replace the Educator.We are using internet as a tool to enable more interaction with Educator/Expert.

Can kids learn by themselves through just webinar and kit? Step by Step instruction and webinars.
The activites and kits are designed keeping in mind of this, there will be step by step instructions given and webinars are primarily for Q&A facilitation. Just the webinar or kit wont enable kids to learn, we are trying to create an ideal environment in which kids can learn.

What if I miss one class? What do I do?
The webinar are primarily inteaction session for children and educator. All the class lesson will be part of the activity so they will not miss anything and also we will be sharing the recorded Webinar. However we highly recommend parents and children to plan to attend the webinar, as we believe learning is accelerated with interaction with educator/mentor is more.

Why learn Astronomy from you guys? My child has already learnt about stars, planets, big bang theory through youtube and books.
We believe learning Astronomy through experience and like minded peers. Other than the Educator interaction, kids get to meet and discuss with like minded Space pirates across India.

What if my child gets distracted in the middle? - Engagement through webinars and classroom
Our Webinars and forums enable children to stay connected.

Does the learning end after I attend this course?
Definitely not!. The kids will become part of the growing Astronomy community and join the Astronomy nightouts we intend to do throughout the year.