E2 | STEAMBoat | Here comes the Sun!

Announcement STEAMboat initiative, HBCSE

About the Talk: We all know that the sun rises in the east and sets in the west … but when was the last time you actually watched sunrise or sunset? What if we told you that it didn’t rise at the east or set at the west today?! This sounds a bit unbelievable, so we encourage you to go out and check for yourself! Then, join us for the next session of STEAMboat, where we look at where the sun actually rises and sets. And we try to understand why this happens by imagining how the sun moves through the sky. Along the way, we see that how the sun moves in the sky depends on where you are on the earth, and on what time of the year it is.

About the Speakers:
Varuni P. is an Outreach Associate at The Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc), Chennai. She works on designing and conducting activities that make science communication more interactive. She also works on modeling how cyanobacteria move and on many (unfinished) fiber craft projects.
Chaitanya Ursekar is a PhD student at HBCSE, where he designs science and maths activities for students and works on understanding how teachers use those activities in their classrooms.

Sunday, 12 December 2021, 11am IST.

Zoom webinar: Link

Watch it live or recorded on YouTube Here.

More info and all links at https://steamboat.hbcse.tifr.res.in