Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Balloon Vidyakal @ Sasthrayan

Adv. V. D. Satheesan, Paravur MLA is revealing the Book titled "Balloon Vidyakal" at the function conducted by the Part of Sasthrayan Project.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Thursday, August 23, 2012


The Centre for Science Communication of Cochin University of Science and Technology with Vigyan Prasar (Dept of Science & Technology Govt of India) and IGCAR conducted a one day workshop on the topic "MEDIA AWARENESS WORKSHOP ON NUCLEAR ENERGY".

Monday, August 6, 2012

Hiroshima Day

The large Sadako Crane made by the children in connection with the Hiroshima day

Thursday, May 31, 2012


What is a transit ?

A transit is the observed passage of Mercury or Venus across the disk of the sun.  While ‘transiting’, the planet would appear as a black spot.

The word “transit” means passage or movement — in this case, across the face of the sun.

Eclipse, when two objects of comparable sizes block each other, occultation, when a body with greater angular size blocks an object with smaller angular size and transits, when an object with lesser angular size come in between the observer and an object with greater angular size are some of the celestial wonders that naturally occur due to movements of the celestial bodies.

One such cosmic event, the Venus Transit- passing of Venus in front of Sun’s disk will take place on the coming 06 June 2012. The transit of Venus occurs in pairs with one that took place on 08 June 2004. The next pair of transit of Venus will occur in 2117 and 2125, making it truly once in life time opportunity.

The first recorded observation of the transit of Venus was done by the British Priest, Jeremiah Horrocks, in 1639. Jeremiah Horrocks was the first who used his observations to measure the Earth to Sun distance, called the Astronomical Unit (AU). The upcoming Transit of Venus- 06 June 2012 will be a life time opportunity for everyone on the Earth. In India, on 06 June 2012, transit will commence well before sun rises and one can observe the phenomena on Sun’s projected image or through approved solar filters supplied by authorised agencies from morning hours to mid morning.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Preparation of Scientific & Technology Hand Book

A Round table workshop for the preparation of a Scientific & Technology handbook -cum-scientific terminology guide for the journalists in malayalam.

conducted by
Directorate of Public Relations and Publications, CUSAT and
Centre for Science Communication, CUSAT

Friday, April 27, 2012

Balloon Tricks

Balloon Tricks is the new book published by LAP-Lambert Academic Publishing

Thursday, February 2, 2012


    Centre for Science Communication CUSAT conducted National Science day Oration by Dr. R.V.G.Menon at Electronics Hall on 1st February 2012.
In Oration, Dr. Menon narrate in his usual style about the impact of human being over the nature and destroy it. He said Slavery was considered as injustice only after the  invention of steam engine.
    The Human being is maximum utilising the nature now. But the oil and gas will only exisit up to a maximum of 60 years. So we have to find new sources.
Nuclear Source is not a good source. It will make hazards and heavy expences.
    Solar Energy, Wind Energy, Wave Energy, Hydel are the energy sources considered as the energy for the future.
    Among them wind is a good source which can adopt in India. With multiple Land use it can be istalled in the farms and fields.
After the Environmental study, wave energy can also be used. Power stations like Pelamis Wave Power have to be considered and for that global tender should be arranged.
Solar energy is the better source among this.Roof top solar system, Solar power concentrator, photo voltage source are different methods which we can maximum utilised solar power. It is good to have arrange storage devices for the solar energy in the day time and can be use it in the night time.
Dr. RVG Menon explained a grand solution for  the power by placing solar panels ont the dams, and with the mutual power from both power stantion give the maximum energy.
Pro Vice Chancellor Dr. Godfrey Louise made the key note address.
Director of Public Relations and the Coordinator of Centre for Science Communiaction, Dr. Anilkumar Vadavthoor made the welcome speech. Dr. Vasudevan, HOD of electronics distributed the certificateds to the participants of Natiional workshop for science communication. Sr.G Sureshkumar made the vote of thanks.


Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Science Communication & Science Journalism

Three day National workshop for Science Communication and Science Journalism held at Cochin University of Science & Technology Electronics Hall from 30th, 31st January and 1st February 2012. 

Directorate of Public Relations and Publications and Centre for Science Communication organised this Programme. The Media students from various institutions participated in this programme.