The Seminar will be attended by the School Teachers (Class - IX to XII), Educators from Planetarium, Science Museum, Mentors, etc. The expected number of participants are 60-70, of which 10-15 participants are expected to be from about 10 countries (e.g. Japan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, South Korea) in the Asia-Pacific region. The Seminar aims at building a working knowledge for teaching tools and methods to impart space education with a scope to include in schools curricula and extra-curricular activities for future generations.
India decided to go to space when Indian National Committee for Space Research (INCOSPAR) was set up by the Government of India in 1962. With the visionary Dr. Vikram Sarabhai at its helm, INCOSPAR set up the Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station (TERLS) in Thiruvananthapuram for upper atmospheric research.
Indian Space Research Organisation, formed in 1969, superseded the erstwhile INCOSPAR. Vikram Sarabhai, having identified the role and importance of space technology in a Nation's development, provided ISRO the necessary direction to function as an agent of development. ISRO then embarked on its mission to provide the Nation space based services and to develop the technologies to achieve the same independently. read more..