Astronomy Club Co-Ordinator : Dr. A. A. Jatratkar
Objectives of Astronomy Club
- To make awareness about astronomy amongst people.
- To provide and enrich the knowledge of astronomy of school and college students.
- To reduce superstitions from society.
- To promote observational astronomy.
- To arrange lectures and workshop to enhance instrumental astronomy.
Activities conducted by the Astronomy club
- Night Sky Observation
- Planetary Observation
- Guest Lectures
The moto of Astronomy Club is to make the awareness about Astronomy and Science amongst people. This activity is conducted by Dept. of Physics under the leadership of Dr. A. A. Jatratkar, Dr. R. B. Patil and Dr. S. H. Tamboli.
Night Sky Observation conducted at college campus.
“Grahanchi Party” – 01/12/2022
Department of Physics, Shri Yashwantrao Patil Science College Solankur in collaboration with Shri Yashwantrao Patil Junior College Solankur had organized and successfully conducted planetary observation program (ग्रहांची पार्टी) on 01/12/2022. Craters on Moon, Planet Saturn along with its stunning ring, planet Jupiter and Galilean satellites, planet Mars were observed through 250 mm Newtonian Reflector Dobsonian Telescope which was made available by Dr. A. A. Jatratkar. Direction identification with the help of star constellations was also demonstrated with green laser.
Students from nearby villages, parents and teachers were present for this event. 35 participants enjoyed this event and showed interest in upcoming events which will be organized by department of Physics.
HOD Dr. R. B. Patil, Dr. S. H. Tamboli have managed and supplied all the necessary facilities to the participants. Dr. A. A. Jatratkar conducted the event along with telescope handling and people interaction. Students from B. Sc. III Physics worked as volunteers. Dr. R. B. Patil expressed vote of thanks.
Night Sky Observation at College
A night sky observation programme was arranged by Astro Club, Department of Physics for the college students and villagers (open to all programme) on 7th December 2021 between 6 pm to 9 pm on the college campus. Dr. Aviraj Jatratkar had arranged his own 250 mm Newtonian reflector telescope for the same and guided the audience.
Programme had overwhelming response. 50+ students, parents, villagers and college staff were present. Audience were introduced to concept of constellation and their use in real life. Three planets (Venus, Saturn and Jupiter), Moon, Andromeda galaxy, constellations (Cassiopeia, Orion) were observed through large telescope. Students and parents too were so curious to observe these celestial objects as they were watching for first time. They asked several questions and got answers form Dr. Jatratkar Sir.