20 school students from Odisha got a once in a lifetime opportunity to visit and know about operations of the Space Applications Centre of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Gujarat Science City in Ahmedabad.
The visit was aimed at inspiring the young science enthusiasts, selected through Young Astronomer Talent Search (YATS) programme, organised by Tata Steel in collaboration with Pathani Samant Planetarium, Bhubaneswar.
The tour of the 40-member team, 20 students including 5 girls- each accompanied by his/her guide teacher, to ISRO Space Applications Centre (SAC) gave a rare opportunity to the students to learn about various aspects of operations of ISRO, a Tata Steel release said.
SAC is responsible for development, realisation and qualification of communication, navigation, earth observation and planetary payloads and related data processing and ground systems in the areas of communications, broadcasting, remote sensing and disaster monitoring/mitigation.
The tour was flagged off by Odisha Chief Secretary Odisha on May 8 was quite enriching as the team also had the golden opportunity to visit the Gujarat Science City in Ahmedabad. The team was led by Dr Subhendu Pattnaik, Deputy Director of Pathani Samant Planetarium.
These top 20 young talents, from class 8th to 10th, were selected through a contest from 800 participants.