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YS Astronomy Workshop, from Young-Scientist

Wed, 2 Oct 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Rs 600
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Developed by Young-Scientist
Please note that this is a kid-only workshop

Class VI to XII

We are presenting a challenging workshop on Astrophysics & Cosmology to highly motivated students. The material is derived from the successful 12-week course offered at the YS Science Centre over the period of the past three months. This workshop will be an introduction to the upcoming series on advanced topics in astrophysics and cosmology.

Workshop Objective:

  • Provide an introduction to astronomy, astrophysics & cosmology.
  • Explore the basics of Stellar Mechanics (the science of stars).
  • Answer the question "Where is the center of our Universe?"

Part I 
Introduction to Astronomy
30 mins

  • Learn the essential terminology
  • Astronomy Quiz
  • Galaxies, Quasars, Black Holes, Neutron Stars, etc.
  • Astronomical Unit (A.U.) & Light Year

Part II
Stellar Mechanics
45 mins

  • Structure of the Sun
  • Nuclear Reactions
  • Fermi's Exclusion Principle
  • Life & Death of a star
  • Charles' Law
  • How are black holes, neutron stars, and white dwarves formed?
  • Chandrasekhar Limit

Part III
Introduction to Cosmology
45 mins

  • Hubble Space Expansion
  • Big Bang
  • Where is the center of the Universe?


  • Astronomy Quiz
  • Charles' Law Demonstration
  • Flow Chart - Life of a Star
  • Hubble Space Expansion
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What is Young-Scientist?

Young-Scientist (YS) was founded in 2015 with the aim to make science simple and fun for children. It provides science enrichment programs that emphasize visual learning and employs hands-on activities.  

Are you guys from IIT-Madras?

The YS team comprises of members from a varied background. The founder studied Chemistry in graduate school and built a career in the IT industry spanning two decades. We have physics majors, chemistry enthusiasts, engineers, science lovers, retired professors, researchers and others in the team - united by our aim to make science accessible to all.

What else do you do besides science workshops?

We organize science camps and run science clubs in schools and apartments. We are passionate about education research and are constantly developing teaching tools, experiment kits, science curriculum, infographics, etc. We also design YS Exploration Studio - a comprehensive science lab for schools.

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IIT Madras Research Park No.32, Kanagam Rd, Kanagam Periyar Nagar, Taramani, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600113.
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