Founded in 2018, GEC Astronomy Club is a platform for students to explore the Universe. The motto of the club is, 'From Where We Have Come to Where We Are Going'. This hints at the purpose of Astronomy, and gives an opportunity to explore careers in both types of scientific careers, looking at the past as well as looking towards the future of our Earth & Universe.
The Club has organized many events ranging from Talks, Competitions and Online Interactive Activities for the students. The Club has also undertaken out-of-station tours twice, once to witness the launch of the Chandrayaan-II at ISRO Sriharikota in August, 2019 and the second time to witness the Annular Solar Eclipse - Ring of Fire at St. Alloysius College, Mangalore at December, 2019.
The Club is equipped with our own 6" Reflector Telescope of GSO (Taiwan) which comes with a Go-To Automatic Equatorial Mount from Bresser (Germany). Apart from this instrument, all the required accessories to perform DeepSky Astrophotogrophy and click images of Nebulae,Galaxies and Cluster is also present. All the required accessories for solar photography are also present.
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