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School/College Visit at observatories

ALIBAG M.O.

A brief introduction on history of geomagnetism in India, role of Colaba-Alibag magnetic observatories in institutionalizing geomagnetism in India, the utility of network of magnetic observatories all over India was briefly explained. The students and teachers were also exposed to classical and modern instruments through visits to museum and the absolute/variometer rooms.

The care taken by the pioneers in constructing non-magnetic observatories was also explained.

175 years of Geomagnetism documentary was screened.

Alibag staff members have been active participants in Antarctic expeditions. The visitors were enlightened on the extreme climate of the region and the inclement weather through which all the experiments are carried out.

Mr. SudarshanPatro published a few articles and photographs (especially aurorae) of different natural phenomena occurring on the harsh icy continent.

Date of visit

Name of college/school

No of students

No of teachers

25-04-2017

Bapusaheb D.D. Vispute College of Education, New Panvel

70

5

13-10-2017

Rajiv Gandhi College of Arts, Commerce & Science, Vashi

40

5

29-11-2017

Sunshine English Medium School, Satara

130

5

29-01-2018

Dayanand Science College, Latur

85

4

07-02-2018

Shri Bapusaheb D.D Vispute College, new panvel

90

6

08-02-2018

PES Modern College, Pune

43

7

14-02-2018

Zeal Polytechnic, Narhe, Pune

51

6

29-01-2018

Dayanand Science College, Latur

85

4

13-03-2018

Botanical Survey of India, Pune

12

2

ANDAMAN (PORT BLAIR) M.O.

The visiting students were briefed about the activities of the Institute through a series of posters. Students were also taken around the observatory and various magnetometers and other scientific instruments deployed in the observatory were shown.

Students and the accompanying guide teachers took keen interest in learning about the institute and the experiments being conducted in the observatory.

Date of visit

Name of college/school

No of students

No of teachers

FEB 2018

Govt Senior Secondary
School, WimberlyGunj 

50

6

JAIPUR M.O.

An exhibition of posters, instruments and talks were arranged. The importance of studying Earth’s geomagnetic field was explained and why such studies are necessary. The visitors were shown old classical instruments like IZMIRAN­IV, QHM and BMZ.

175 years of Geomagnetism documentary was screened.

Date of visit

Name of college/school

No of students

No of teachers

NOV 2017

Biyani Girls college

40

2

FEB 2018

Different Schools/Colleges

80

5

KOLHAPUR MF RADAR

Date of visit

Name of college/school

No of students

No of teachers

20-02-2018

Dr. BombaleUttam L., Shivaji University, Kolhapur

13

2

PONDICHERRY M.O.

A lecture was delivered by Dr. Anil Iype on the history of geomagnetic observations and research in India and basics of Geomagnetism. Mr. Sheikbareeth gave a lecture on basics of Electricity and Magnetism. The basics of geomagnetism were explained with the help of posters. The working principle of every observatory instrument, along with their importance and applications of geomagnetism, was also explained to the students.

Date of visit

Name of college/school

No of students

No of teachers

20.02.2018

KendriyaVidyalaya 2, Pondicherry

150

5

28.02.2018

University Earth Science Dept

46

2

RAJKOT M.O.

Posters and magnetometers were explained and demonstrated.

Date of visit

Name of college/school

No of students

No of teachers

20.02.2018

Dept of Physics, Saurashtra University, Rajkot

70

5

28.02.2018

Different colleges

33

6

SILCHAR M.O.

Posters and IZMIRAN instruments were displayed and explained. Documentary on 175 years of geomagnetism was screened.

Date of visit

Name of college/school

No of students

No of teachers

20.02.2018

Different Schools/colleges

50

2