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Tender Notice for inviting e-tenders in respect of Electrical works to be taken up at RSC, Nagpur

Tender Notice for inviting e-tenders in respect of Electrical works to be taken up at RSC, Nagpur  Read More >>

No Shadow Day

Zero Shadow Day at Nagpur 

National Technology Day Celebration

Online Quiz has been organised to Mark National Technology Day on 11th May 2021  Read More >>

Earth Day Celebration

Earth Day Celebration 

Upcoming Events in the Month of March 2021

Upcoming Events in the Month of March 2021  Read More >>

Earth Day Celebration

Earth Day will be celebrated on 22nd April 2021  Read More >>

Result of Various Contests held during National Science Day

Result of Various Contests held during National Science Day  Read More >>

International Astronomy Olympiad - IAO Junior

International Astronomy Olympiad - IAO Junior 

online conversation with the world leader Mr Sam Pitroda

Are you interested in an online conversation with the world leader, Mr Sam Pitroda, on broad themes of education, science and technology. Here is a golden opportunity.   Read More >>

National Science day & Anniversary Week

RSC, Nagpur has planned various online programmes to commomorate National Science day & Anniversary Week Celebration  Read More >>

Online Quiz

Online Quiz on Indian Women's Contribution in Science & Technology was organised on 24th January, the National Girl Child Day  Read More >>

Exhibits newly added

New Exhibits have been added 

New Exhibit: Reflections

New Exhibit- Reflections has been added to Fun Science Gallery  Read More >>

Science Lab Workshop on Syllabus based Experiments

Science Lab Workshop on Syllabus based Experiments for the students of Class IX only on Sunday, 07th February 2021, Time 10.30 to 5.00 pm  Read More >>

Netaji Subhash Chandra Jayanti

125th Netaji Subhash Chandra Jayanti 

List of members with extended validity

All the members of Raman Science Centre, Nagpur are hereby informed that the centre has reopened from 26th November 2020. The centre was closed from April 2020 to November 2020 during lockdown.  Read More >>

Jupiter Saturn Conjunction

The day of conjunction of the two biggest Planets of our solar system is approaching. The visitors at centre witnessing the event on 10th December 2020  Read More >>

Special Sky Observation Programme

Sky Observation Programme for observing the conjunction of planets visible in night sky  Read More >>

How to become member of Innovation centre

How to become a member of Innovation Centre  Read More >>

Vigilance Awareness Week-2020

Vigilance Awareness Week was observed during 27th October to 02nd November 2020-21  Read More >>

Online workshop on Astronomy

Online workshop on Astronomy 

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No Shadow Day

Zero Shadow Day at Nagpur on 26th May at 12.10 pm.

To exhibit the significance of this astronomical event Raman Science entre & Planetarium is organising a special online observation programme for public and students on 26 May 2021 from 11.50 am to 12.20 pm through facebook live.
So Join us at 11.50 am on 26th May 2020.

Let us hope for clear sunny sky

Watch the video and see what gadgets we have used to observe this phenomenon. You may also like to be ready with possible gadgets at your home to observe this phenomenon tomorrow. Try using this later every day for a week to see the difference.

About Zero Shadow Day:
The definition of noon in some textbooks is given as when the sun is overhead. Which is not the case of everyday observation. The long shadows of objects at sunrise start becoming smaller and smaller as the day progress until the shadow is smallest. At this point the shadow is exactly aligned North - South. For those between the latitudes 23.5 deg. south (the tropic of Capricorn) and 23.5 deg. north (the tropic of Cancer) can experience the sun right overhead at Zenith - twice every year, once between December solstice (21st/22nd December) and June solstice (20th/21st June) and then between June solstice and December solstice. In India this motion of the sun is clearly identified. the northward travel of the Sun is called Uttarayan and the southward is called Dakshinayan.

For those north of tropic of Cancer (between +23.5 and +90degree latitude) and south of tropic of Capricorn (between -23.5 and -90 degree latitude) will never experience the Sun right overhead. On day when latitude of a place equals the declination of the Sun, the sunrays are perpendicular on this latitude and exactly at the 'local' noon the sun is right overhead and shadow of a vertical object falls right below. Having said this we must also consider two points 1) the sun has angular diameter of 30min of arc and 2) closer to the tropic of Cancer or Capricorn the Sun change in declination is rather slow so observationally it is possible to experience this phenomenon on two days and for more number of day near the tropical lines. This is a very enjoyable phenomenon to watch that carries a high value of edutainment. All one need to do is to keep a vertical object in the sun and watch its shadow falling right below it.

Raman Science Centre & Planetarium is open for visitors every day from 9.30 am to 6.00 pm (Closed only on Diwali & Holi.)

Office Timing: 9.30 am to 6.00 pm Closed on all Saturday, Sunday and all Govt. Holidays.

Centre is reopened for visitors now.

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