Renowned Space Scientist Dr Jaydeep Mukherjee who is associated with NASA Florida Space Institute, was in the city and undertook a personal initiative of conducting an interactive session on astronomy on 7th December, 2018 evening at the rooftop of a high rise in central kolkata
The participants comprised of school going children from BDM International, Seva Kendra. Indus Valley World School, La Martinere, Modern High School and some astronomy enthusiasts. Dr Mukherjee, spoke on various aspects of space research and related subject.
The participants also got the opportunity to check the sky through a telescope which was put up in the premise for the purpose. The students could spot the planet Mars despite of hazy weather conditions in the sky. Each and every school student who attended this special workshop was handed a signed certificate of participation by Dr.Mukherjee.
The session was organised by Sunil Goenka in an individual capacity and was supported by Vinita Banka. Sunil Goenka added that he would be initiating more of such knowledge sessions in the immediate future.