News & Events

May 25
Tejaa Astronomy Association

            The inauguration of TEJAA ASTRONOMY ASSOSCIATION was held on May 25, 2009 at Tejaa Shakthi Institute of Technology for Women.

            The Chief Guest of the day was Dr. K. SUNDARA RAMAN, Senior Scientist & Scientist In-Charge, Kodaikanal Observatory and the Guest of Honour was Prof. K. SAKTHIVEL, Adithya  Institute  of  Technology, Coimbatore.

            The function started with the Prayer song and lighting of Kuthuvillaku. Prof. P. Arumugham, Principal i/c welcomed the gathering. The Programme was presided over by Sri. T. N. P. Muthoo Nataraajan, Chairman, Tejaa Shakthi Institute of Technology for Women.

            Ms. K. Ankitha, Secretary, Tejaa Astronomy Association gave a small introduction of TEJAA ASTRONOMY ASSOCIATION and its functions and it was followed by presentations on Astronomical Events – 2009 and Types of Telescope by Ms. R. P. Diya & Ms. S. Karthika of ECE Department respectively.

            The Guest of Honour Prof. K. Shakthivel rendered a speech on Astronomy Association, its activities and significance. He shared his own experience on Astronomy and starting Astronomy Association in various colleges and how students got benefitted out of it. Later Tmt. A. Tharalakshmi, Secretary & Correspondent, Dr. B. Ilango, Academic Consultant, offered felicitations.

            The Chief Guest of the day, Dr. K. Sundara Raman presented a fascinating presentation on ‘Exploration of Space & Solar Physics’ in which he talked about Telescope and its benefits. Some of the highlighted areas were Spectroscopy, Galaxies, Nebulae, Proto Star Formation, Solar Structure and Auroras. As a part of his presentation, he showed rare pictures of Astronomical bodies taken from Space and took a fantastic trip from ‘Micro to Macro Cosmos’. He also related Astronomy and Spirituality during the discussion.

            The function came to an end with Ms. Shabana P. Sulaiman proposing the vote of thanks followed by National Anthem.

            To start with the association activity, Star Gazing was also carried on in the night. It was assisted by Prof. K. Shakthivel who provided two telescopes for the same.