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July 9 – 15, 2012 / Vol 31, No 28 / Hawai`i Island, USA

6 Jul 2012, 20:09 UTC
July 9 – 15, 2012 / Vol 31, No 28 / Hawai`i Island, USA
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India Promotes Space Science Research and Education
Two major events promoting science research and space education are taking place in India this week. Space Festival 2012, held at Bharathiar University in Coimbatore, India from July 9-14 is organized by NASA, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO). The event promotes science research awareness among students and provides an opportunity for students to interface with top international scientists and leaders of scientific research organizations. In addition to various exhibits and workshops for elementary / high school teachers, the festival will feature an inaugural address by former president of India APJ Abdul Kalam. The 39th Scientific Assembly of Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) will be held at the InfoSys campus in Mysore, India from July 14-22. COSPAR promotes scientific research in space, with an emphasis on the exchange of results, information and opinions. COSPAR assemblies attract more than 1,000 participating space researchers. Chairman Prof. U.R. Rao heads the local organizing committee. Scientific Assembly topics this year will include Lunar Science and Exploration, Issues in Education for Space Sciences and Teacher Training in Space Sciences and Astronomy.
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