A night of learning… on 23rd December
The first thing I would want to say about the camp is that I enjoyed it immensely. This is an honest review; I am not giving it for the sake of it. It was a great experience for my friends and me.
We learnt about so many new things, how the universe formed, how a star forms and turns into a supernova, how a supernova, in turn, leads to the formation of planets. Everything was so interesting, I got lost in a new world of curiosity. The stars, the different constellations, the galaxies, black holes and the moon were mystical. We observed the moon and the Andromeda Galaxy through the telescope. We also observed different constellations like Andromeda, Orion, Perseus, Auriga-the Charioteer and many more. We also saw so many star clusters through binoculars. We learnt about the different types of telescopes and binoculars. We learnt about how vast the universe is and how small and insignificant the human race is. Suddenly my world that entirely revolved around me seemed very small. We learnt the true reasons for some commonly believed myths. The night sky was filled with stars and galaxies which appeared as distant specks of faint light. We were told that despite the large amount of stars that we saw that night, many of them were not visible due to a phenomenon called light pollution. I was fascinated by the by the beauty of the nature out there and realised how we have been polluting it.
Overall, it was a great experience and it definitely got me interested in astronomy. I thank Principal Sir and Principal Ma’am from the bottom of my heart for providing me with such a great opportunity to learn so many new things that I would not even have imagined of. I would, for sure attend the Astronomy Camp if it is held next year. This experience changed my perspective towards astronomy and has interested me in the field.
Delhi Public School Tapi