PUNE: The eagerly anticipated moment is drawing near as Chandrayaan 3, the Indian lunar spacecraft, approaches its final destination, with plans for a gentle touchdown on the moon’s surface scheduled for Wednesday, August 23. Marking a significant step forward, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) accomplished a successful adjustment of the Chandrayaan-3 mission’s Lander Module (LM) orbit this past Sunday.
In accordance with the latest information, the lander module, launched on July 14, effectively disengaged from the propulsion module 35 days into the mission. In honor of this pivotal achievement, numerous establishments in Pune are gearing up to host live screenings, festivities, and engaging Q&A sessions centered around Chandrayaan-3 on the day of the spacecraft’s lunar landing.
The Deccan Education Society is poised to organize a special event at The New English School on Tilak Road, scheduled from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on August 23, where the live landing will be streamed. The occasion will not only feature live music but also encompass enlightening discussions about the moon, designed to captivate the interest of students.
Adding to the array of offerings, the National Film Archive of India, situated on Law College Road, plans to project the live landing on its grand theater screen, set for 5:00 pm on Wednesday. Concurrently, the AARO astronomy club will be broadcasting the event live through their YouTube channel, offering their audience an in-depth understanding of the technical intricacies with expert commentary courtesy of ISRO.
In the spirit of community engagement, these initiatives intend to create an environment of learning, excitement, and shared celebration as Pune eagerly awaits the monumental moment of Chandrayaan 3’s lunar landing.