USTM facilitates solar eclipse observation in Guwahati
GUWAHATI: The Astro-Science Centre and Observatory of the University of Science & Technology Meghalaya (USTM) have organized observation of the most spectacular event of the year, the annular solar eclipse in the campus of ERD Foundation in the Bhetapara area in Guwahati. The event that occurred this morning was captured very closely and safely through the high-end telescope of USTM and was participated by children, college students as well as common people.
Dr. Nitu Borgohain, Assistant Prof of Physics, USTM guided the sky viewers during the entire observation session along with his senior students. "A partial eclipse with 38% of obscuration of the Sun was visible from Guwahati city when the Moon covered the Sun partially during the morning from 8:39 am to 11:36 am," said Dr. Borgohain.
Mahbubul Hoque, Chancellor of USTM was also present during the solar eclipse observation. Addressing the media persons he said, "Being a science and technology university, it is our duty to take active steps for the promotion of science among the children and youth of the region."