ISC expo offers insight into progression of Indian science
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Last Updated: Wednesday, January 06, 2010, 21:18
  
Thiruvananthapuram: From the ancient craft of pottery making to auto tracking telescopes, the "Pride of India Exhibition" on the sidelines of the 97th Indian Science Congress here offers a ringside view of the evolution and development of science in the country over the centuries.

It showcases 'Urjapatra', the writing material, used in ancient times, to wearable computers developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), vouching how the bearded sages to modern scientists sought to make India a knowledge-based society.

The exhibition has been attracting senior scientists, technocrats, researchers and students on account of its variety and comprehensiveness.

Stalls and cubicles dedicated to separate subjects offer a rare glimpse into the history, tradition and culture side by side the advancements and achievements of India science since it achieved independence.

With the country's space programme soaring to prestigious heights with the launch of maiden moon mission Chandrayaan-1, the exhibition has a special wing displaying models of space vehicles, maps and charts and replicas of rocket launchers.

Models of satellites, including INSAT 2E, INSAT 2A, miniatures of launch vehicles like Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) and Astrosat are also on display.

PTI


First Published: Wednesday, January 06, 2010, 21:18


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