Centre for Excellence in Astronomy

  • Centre for Excellence in Astronomy (CEA) is a unique model that popularizes Astronomy and Space Sciences through a curriculum based academic educational program, conducted along with workshops, events, competitions, trips and projects, organized throughout the academic year, amongst all the classes (K-12) and for all the students of the school.
  • It is a self sustaining model, thereby requiring no additional funding from the School.
  • It aims to utilize the Universe available around us to make the Students learn Astronomy, natural sciences and life skills.
  • A theme wise systematic annual curriculum will be followed under this CEA program to provide experiential learning to the students.
  • The program introduces students to an enthralling world of Astronomy and Space Sciences through activities, experiments, games and quizzes.
  • Students are not browbeaten into cramming facts and figures to prove their academic acumen. Instead, they are encouraged to ask questions and apply their reasoning to de-mystify scientific phenomenon.
  • This approach not only makes them more confident in handling science problems, but also in handling real life issues. It also makes science pure fun!
  • This Program bridges the gap between Innovation, Education and Evolution. Where the emphasis for the schools is on the concepts:

 

PROGRAM STRUCTURE:

  • Inclusion of Astronomy in the curriculum by listing it on the time-table
  • 1 period per week in all the classes
  • 1 Educator reports daily to the school and adheres to the rules and regulations of the school
  • The Educator successfully implements the program by conducting classroom sessions and events
  • Complete support from Labrynthe in terms of resources and logistics as and when required

 

CEA INCLUDES:

  • Classroom Sessions
  • Outreach Events
  • Celestial Observations
  • Scientific Projects
  • Exposure
  • Competitions
  • Excursions

Community Engagements

  • Monthly Reporting
  • Student Evaluation

 

THE REGULAR ASTRONOMY SESSIONS HAVE A LOT TO TEACH STUDENTS AT A PERSONAL LEVEL:

  • They learn Astronomy in a continuous manner.
  • The students learn the meaning of team spirit.
  • They develop interpersonal skills.
  • They appreciate science and its relevance in daily life.
  • They develop respect for instruments, scientific procedures and observations.
  • They develop an inquisitive mind, ready to take the challenges of real-world problems, solving which benefits the society at large.