The Indian Institute of Astrophysics, with its headquaters inBangalore, is a premier National Research Institute of India. IIA conductsresearch primarily in the areas of astronomy, astrophysics and relatedsubjects. As a wonderfully planned school trip, the students of grade XIvisited the campus on 12th September, 2018. One of the first things they wereshown was a model that helps to see the image of the sun. Next, they moved toseveral presentations brought to them by thestudents of the institute itself. They learnt about the different types oftelescopes which scientists use to experiment with, different types ofsatellites launched in space and the different courses that Astrophysicsoffers. Towards the end of the trip, they were made aware of the recentdiscoveries in the field of gravitational waves through a PPT and knowledgeablelectures.
Overall, the day was well spent as they wereenlightened by not just one but many mesmerizing topics.