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Many of us dream of becoming an astronaut and going to the moon or into space. Well, as soon we grow up this dream just obliterates out of the mind and after this we even forget what stars are. The astronomy club is a step taken by our principal so that this beautiful gift of astronomy started by early astronomers does not get wrecked in our mind and is prevailed not only in the 9th grade but in the whole school. In fact in every school this is possible so that students could enjoy this gift, this beauty and this pleasure….. and the Universe belongs to all of us.
We look at our Sun every day and create a picture of Sun as a small ball of light without knowing that our sun is a million times bigger and heavier than Earth. You can fit a million (1,000,000) Earths inside the Sun. It still is not the biggest star, not even near to the biggest star in our neighbourhood and in comparison to the whole universe it is nothing….our universe is soooooo… huge that we cannot even imagine. But where did it come from??? It came from a small point of energy around 14 BILLION YEARS AGO… And from where did this point of energy came from??? It came from absolutely nothing. But this small dot made everything from nothing. Some people take this frivolously and some rake interests in it. This universe is soooo… amazing and fascinating with many secrets, dangers, wonders etc many flamboyant astronomers, astrophysicists, astronauts, mathematicians have made such beautiful discoveries and theories that literally change your thinking about the place you live and the things that happen around you…..
We feel one of our activity rather duty as members of the astronomy club will be to motivate people towards astronomy especially our Juniors in School and give them a chance to study and enjoy this mother of all sciences. So we have planned to share our work at our club with our Juniors. So soon expect members of the club to visit your classes to speak to you.
The lights in the city make the stars seem dim. For no reason man, sometimes, brings light where it would be better if it was dark…Now, the lights on earth have blacked our vista of the heavens. Due to this reason the students who are now in class IX agreed to go to the edges of our city to look at the skies. After what seemed to be a long journey we reached DPS Tapi. The night was to be spent here. When a quick briefing was completed most of us did what we were supposed to. Then the young observers proceeded. What we had seen would take pages to describe. But how the night was isn’t hard to deliver.
In a choice of nights we probably chose the coldest one. Our minds went numb as did our feet. Some with despair in their hearts and hope of warmth returned to our allocated room. The strong ones, however stood against the wind. We couldn’t satisfy ourselves watching the celestial bodies. We formed watch list after watch list. At first it grew shorter. Then our mind soaked with caffeine begged us to start a new after it was the penultimate target. By now the cold was adapted to and sleepiness wasn’t an issue. The lack was turning a darker shade. This was a sight that we never wondered we would think of describing. Afterwards came the Koh-i-noor in the Peacock Throne, the rise of Saturn.
Slowly the dark shade was triumphed by a lighter violet. Then the violet was triumphed by a peach shade. The next thing we knew the sky was painted by an abstract painter. Soon the star nearest to us rose again. The world was awake and we were dizzy. We had made it through the night to see and observe and learn something new.
For centuries people had looked into the stars to see the reflection of their own souls, and we had followed tradition.Aditya Chaudhary Class IX-D DPS Surat