In layman terms, we usually define satellite as a space body (moon, planet or a machine) that revolves around a planet or a star. For example moon is a satellite which orbits around the Earth. Likewise, Earth acts as a satellite of Sun.
Humans used the idea of satellite, to build a machine that would orbit around the earth, stars or other planets, catch signals from one end of the Earth or other space bodies and send them back down to specified locations at Earth. Such a machine is termed as an artificial satellite. These satellites are mainly used for communications such as sending T.V. signals, connecting with our fellow people, and detect the weather conditions of different regions of Earth.
At the beginning of scientific era when the technology development was at peak, humans had experimented using different means, applied methods to enhance the connectivity with the rest of the world, reducing the real-time frame. However, nothing could get enough momentum to communicate with people at remote areas in lesser time.
Earlier TV signals did not reach faraway land since they traveled only in straight lines without the support of any satellite. Along with this, one had to wait for days, weeks or sometimes months for communicating every big or small message to other person in a distant land.
Lack of timely information and support, took toll on the lives of people. Other aspects were equally affected. After the humans were able to launch satellite successfully in the dark space near Earth, the communication became faster between remote users.
Stellar Curiosity Workshop will help the participants know about the technical concepts about orbits, movement of satellites and their nature. The workshop aims to give a clear explanation of orbiting of different satellites around the planets and stars, through practical applications. Meanwhile participants can play with different ways to design and create their own satellite!
SDRO conducts such innovative programs to make you aware about the basic principles of science, especially Astronomy through hands-on learning and encouraging the students to apply science in altogether a fun way