21st June 2012
Celebrating the Transit of Venus
To celebrate the Transit of Venus, the Australian High Commission in New Delhi will partner with the Nehru planetarium, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library to showcase a special 3D film Coral-Rekindling Venus created by Australian artist Lynette Wallworth.
The Transit of Venus is a significant astronomical event and will occur in the first week of June. The transit connects the Sun, Earth and Venus in a unique way which combines astronomy, navigation, history and cultures across the world.
The film will be screened as part of the planetarium’s regular program in the dome from 6 to 18June at 11:30, 1:30pm and 5:00pm(Tuesday-Sunday). In addition to the screenings, free workshops around the theme will be available to children from 5-14years of age.
The tentative schedule for the workshop program is given below:-
1. Art workshop 7&14 June
2. Storytelling and creative writing 9&15 June
3. Science related workshop 8&12 June
Students need to register with the Australian High Commission for the free workshops. Workshops will be on first-cum-first served basis. For details and registration of workshops please log on to www.india.highcommission.gov.au You can also check the film details on www.coralrekindlingvenus.com