A Field Trip to Sirindhorn Observatory.

On 11th December 2015, Chawla Charity Foundation and volunteers took children from Vienping Children’s Home, an orphanage in Mae Rim, Chiang Mai, to a field trip at an astronomy observatory named Sirindhorn Observatory which is managed by Chiang Mai University.

Once the children arrived at the observatory, they were so excited to be able to observe stars closer than ever. At the beginning of the trip, the instructor from Chiang Mai University kindly introduced astronomy to the children. The little star watchers have learned basic knowledge of astronomy and techniques necessary for sky watching. They also got to know constellations like Pleiades, Andromeda and Perseus as well as tales about each constellation. After listening to the introduction, the children had a chance to watch stars through many types of telescopes including a large reflector telescope with a size of 20 inches, which was once the largest telescope in Thailand. Later that day, we took lots of photos together before Chawla Charity offered the children some snack. Then, the children said goodbye to us and went back home with a smile on each little face.

We hope that this activity will encourage the children to love science along with gaining their general knowledge of the world. It might open their doors to a new route of their life in the future.

Chawla Charity Foundation appreciates every support towards an instructor from Chiang Mai University, staff at the Sirindhorn Observatory and Vienping Children’s Home for making this activity happened.

We are looking forward to the next fun and educational activity for the children like this once again soon.

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