BANGLADESH CELEBRATES WORLD SPACE WEEK-2011

 

Banner of the Opening Ceremony of Capacity-Building Workshop on Astronomy

This year, United Nations office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) selected Bangladesh as a Partner Country to Celebrate the World Space Week.

It was jointly organized by United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and Bangladesh Astronomical Society (BAS). The Celebration of World Space Week-2011 was held at Enayetpur, Bangladesh on 3-5 October, 2011. It

Kids are giving flowers to Dr. Robert Hill and Dr. Sarah Roberts during the Openning Ceremony of Workshop on Astronomy

was followed by a parallel session of ‘Capacity-Building Workshop on Astronomy’ in the auditorium of Mohakash Bhaban, Enayetpur. Dr. Robert Hill, the Director of Northern Ireland Space Office and Dr. Sarah Roberts, the Director of Education, Faulkes Telescope Project, Wales had conducted the 3 days Workshop. They were sent to Enayetpur by UNOOSA to run this Workshop.

On 3rd October, at 10:00 am the Inaugural Ceremony of this Capacity-Building Workshop on Astornomy was held in the Lawn of Mohakash Bhaban.

Dr. Robert Hill is delivering his Lecture in the Openning Ceremony of Capacity-Building Workshop on Astronomy

Dr. Robert Hill, Dr. Sarah Roberts, Mrs. Shereen Akther, Programme Officer, UNESCO, Bangladesh, Dr. Ali Asgar, Professor of East West University, Dr. A. R. Khan, President of Bangladesh Astronomical Society, Dr. Farseem M Mohammedy, Assistant Professor Dept. of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, BUET and Mr. F. R. Sarker, General Secretary of Bangladesh Astronomical Society delivered their lectures.

The Classes of Capacity-Building Workshop on Astronomy started from 11:00am in the Auditorium of Mohakash Bhaban. It was conducted by Dr. Robert Hill and Dr. Sarah Roberts. 23 Teachers with Laptops from different parts of Bangladesh had

Dr. Sarah Roberts is delivering her Lecture in the Openning Ceremony of Workshop on Astronomy

participated in this Workshop. They were given training with latest Educational Technology and Software on Astronomy. The prime objective of this Workshop was to incorporate Astronomy in the Curriculum of Secondary Schools in Bangladesh.

On 4th October, between 10:00 am and 01:00 pm, Students had participated the Space Art Contest and Water Rocket Contest.

 

Mrs. Shereen Akther delivers her Lecture in the Opening Ceremony of Workshop on Astronomy

On 5th October, at 10:30 about three thousands Students with Teachers and Space Enthusiasts coming from different Schools and villages in the Locality had participated in the spectacular Space Rally which started at 10:30 from Balur Math, paraded over the street of Enayetpur and finally converged into the premises of Mohakash Bhaban at 11:00 am where the Concluding Session of World Space Week-2011 was held.

The function of Concluding Session started from 11:00 am and ended at 5:00 pm with Space Lecture, Space Dance,

Dr. A.R. Khan is delivering his Lecture in the Openning Ceremony of Workshop on Astronomy

Space Drama, Space Quiz etc by the students. The winning students of different Contests were awarded Prizes.

Among those who had delivered their lecture in the Concluding Session of World Space Week-2011 were Dr. Robert Hill, Dr. Sarah Roberts, Dr. Jamal Nazrul Islam, Head of the Dept. of Mathematics, University of Chittagong, Dr. A. R. Khan, President, Bangladesh Astronomical Society, Mr. Wahiduzzaman Wahid, Principal, ICL School, Dr. Farseem Mannan Mohammedy, Assistant Professor Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering , BUET and Mr. F. R. Sarker, General Secretary, Bangladesh Astronomical Society etc.

Dr. Ali Asgar delivers his Lecture in the Opening Ceremony of Workshop on Astronomy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Farseem M. Mohammedy delivers his Lecture in the Opening Ceremony of Workshop on Astronomy

 

Mr. F. R. Sarker is delivering concluding Lecture in the Opening Ceremony of Capacity-Building Workshop on Astronomy

 

A front view of the Participants in the Opening Ceremony of Workshop on Astronomy

 

A rear view of the Participants in the Opening Ceremony of Workshop on Astronomy

 

Participants are listening Lectures of Dr.Robert Hill in the Capacity-Building Workshop on Astronomy in the Auditorium of Mohakash Bhaban, Enayetpur

 

Dr. Robert Hill is delivering his lectures on Astronomy in the Workshop

 

Dr.Robert Hill shows the Power Point Presentation to the participants in the Workshop

 

Dr. Robert Hill, Dr. Sarah Roberts and Mr. F. R. Sarker are seen seated in the Workshop

 

Participants are watching attentively the presentation of Dr. Sarah Roberts in the Auditorium of Mohakash Bhaban

 

A view of the participants in the Workshop who are listening the Lectures of Dr. Sarah Roberts

 

Dr. Sarah Roberts is conducting the Workshop

 

A partial view of the Students participanting in Space Art Contest on the Lawn of Mohakash Bhaban on 4th October

 

Dr. Sarah Roberts and Dr. Robert Hill are visiting the Space Art Contest area.

 

A view of Space Art Contest

 

Water Rocket Launching site on the Spur of River Jamuna, Enayetpur

 

Students and Space Enthusiasts are enjoying the Water Rocket moving upwards after Launch.

 

Dr. Robert Hill and Dr. Sarah Roberts are visiting the Water Rocket Launch site

 

A Rocket is flying on the air after launch

 

Students are carring Models of Rocket infront of the Space Rally

 

A partial view of Space Rally moving on the Steet of Enayetpur

 

Students are showing big letters on World Space Week-2011 infront of Space Rally

 

Mr. F. R. Sarker, Dr. Robert Hill and Dr. Sarah Roberts also joined the Space Rally

 

Banner of Word Space Week-2011

 

Space Dance

 

Dr. Sarah Roberts and Dr. Robert Hill are coming to the Stage of Concluding Session of World Space Week-2011

 

A girl Student participates in Space Lecture.

 

Dr. Sarah Roberts delivers her Lecture in the Concluding Session of World Space Week-2011 on 5th October

 

A partial view of the studernts in the Concluding Session

 

Dr. Robert Hill delivers his Lecture and Mr. F. R. Sarker explains in Bengali language in the Concluding Session of World Space Week-2011

 

A rear view of the participants in the Concluding Session of World Space Week-2011 at the premises of Mohakash Bhaban, Enayetpur.

 

Sky Observation through Telescope on the roof top of Mohakash Bhaban on 3rd October

 

River Cruise over the River Jamuna