The Astronomy Lab here is an advanced and cutting edge facility that offers students a unique and enriching opportunity to delve into the mysteries of the universe. This updated lab is equipped with a diverse range of instruments, including telescopes of different sizes, interactive models, and educational kits, providing students with an immersive learning experience like never before.
Within the Astronomy Lab, students can engage in celestial observations and explore various astronomical phenomena, such as stars, planets, nebulae, and galaxies, utilizing high-quality telescopes. Additionally, they can enhance their understanding of fundamental astronomical principles through interactive models and simulations. These tools aid in comprehending complex concepts such as the structure of the universe and the behavior of celestial bodies.
Whether students are investigating the properties of a specific star or studying the structure of a distant galaxy, they have access to the necessary tools and resources required for conducting rigorous scientific investigations.
The lab's equipment includes a Moon Phase annual calendar, astronauts biopics and posters, as well as an extensive collection of educational resources in the form of printed and customized encyclopedias, such as Charles Messier's Catalogs, Encyclopedia of Space, Encyclopedia of the Milky Way, Encyclopedia of Our Universe, Encyclopedia of Planets, Encyclopedia of Stars, Encyclopedia of Humans & Space, Encyclopedia of Satellites, and Encyclopedia of the Solar System & its Dwarf Planets.
Telescopes available in the lab include the 2-inch Newtonian Refractor Telescope for basic level observations, the 3-inch Newtonian Reflector Telescope for intermediate level observations, and the 5-inch Newtonian Reflector Telescope for advanced level observations. The lab also provides additional equipment like mobile adapters for astrophotography and moon filters for enhanced viewing experiences.
Furthermore, the Astronomy Lab at dtG offers a wide range of educational tools and resources, such as a Moon phases SA kit, a concave and convex mirror kit, a concave and convex lens kit, a pinhole projector, a Ray Optics box, a Maxwell Wheel, 3D charts for physics and geography, models of rocks, minerals, metals, heart, and eye, as well as telescope kits including compound, Galileo, astronomical, and terrestrial telescopes.
To foster interactive learning experiences, the lab also provides virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) equipment. This includes VR boxes and AR flashcards of the Solar System & Space, an augmented reality Mars Explorer Globe, and other engaging VR and AR experiences.