SPACE through its innovative educational programs and far-reaching Outreach programs has achieved significant milestones and garnered many accolades on national and international platforms.

Awards and Recognition

➥SPACE was selected as experts in the restoration of Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, 2015.
➥SPACE has won funding from IAU International Astronomical Union (IAU) Office of Astronomy Development (OAD) for the proposal ‘Astronomy on a Bike’, 2015 – 2016.
➥SPACE management and educators have been present in many media interactions education achievements.
In education too, SPACE has made its mark. Some recent achievements include:

➥The number of CSE and Space club schools has grown steadily.
➥SPACE associated students have won admissions to reputed universities in India and internationally, based on their Astronomy experience with SPACE.
➥Many in-house high-quality educational projects have been released by SPACE including around 120 Workshops for 2016-2017 and new Club sessions for 2016-2017.
➥SPACE was an integral part of the Indian Science Festival conducted by the Fever Team. SPACE has also participated in the Crackerjack Festival.
➥Interview of SPACE Ludhiana Educator was featured on AIR, Punjab outreach Achievement.
SPACE has achieved many important milestones in the last several years. Some memorable ones:

➥All India Asteroid Search Campaign, 2010 – Current.
  • ➥CSE students have conducted sessions/observations for NGOs to spread scientific temper
  • ➥SPACE has been invited by Colleges & Universities to be part of the INSPIRE Program.
  • ➥The 4th annual Solar Eclipse Conference was hosted by SPACE in 2011. This was attended by eminent national and international scientists in the field of Solar Astronomy and Eclipses.
  • ➥Conducted in 2004, this 3 phase project to observe the Venus Transit was the 1st instance in science education in India where an unprecedented strength of 25000 students from 250 schools participated from 16 Indian cities. Eclipse Chasing Highlights.
  • ➥This international science project has resulted in remarkable achievements including – 20 Provisional confirmed discoveries of Asteroids,
    as well as almost 600 Preliminary discoveries. 600 students and amateur astronomers have participated in this campaign
    from all over India. The discoverers have been congratulated by eminent VIPs and scientists. 2015 discoverers were recently
    invited by ISRO to watch a launch as guests of ISRO. The 1st asteroid discovered in this program in 2010 has now been announced
    as a ‘Numbered’ asteroid which will be named. Project Paridhi, 2010 – Current.

➥5000 students and the public from different parts of India have participated. Earth’s circumference has been calculated to up to 99% accuracy. The project has been conducted at landmarks like Jantar Mantar, Qutub Minar, and at the sundial at Barapullah. The project has been credited in an international Report on ‘Astronomy in Public Places’ in February 2013, by French Professors, Prof. Denis Savoie and Prof. Bonnet Bidaud.Project Khoj-Search for Greenwich of India (2004 – 2006).

➥Project Khoj, a multi-phase project by SPACE, involved locating the Indian Standard Timeline which was found to be near Mirzapur (82.5E) by a SPACE led team of a group of teachers and students from across India. Khoj has found mention in the Oxford University Press textbook “Maps, Measurements, and Meaning”.Vamana Project, 2004.

➥SPACE is the first in India to bring eclipses to the masses via the 3 modes – land, sky, and water! The first eclipse flight was launched in 2009 and the first eclipse cruise sailed from Cochi to the Maldives in 2009. The Total Solar Eclipse in 2008 was attended by a public strength of more than 1 lakh! International Solar Eclipse Conference, 2011.