A solstice is an astronomical event that occurs twice each year as the Sun reaches its most northerly or southerly excursion relative to the celestial equator on the celestial sphere. The seasons of the year are directly connected to both the solstices and the equinoxes.
The Students of MRIS-21C, Faridabad went to Qutub Minar to be part of Project Paridhi, as the name suggests the project was organized for measuring the circumference of the Earth. Students had the opportunity to watch the Sun and Moon indirectly through a telescope. They were explained the term Solstice and Equinoxes in the classes also and then they had hands on experience on it through Project Paridhi. They had an enriching experience and learnt new science terms like local noon which means the shortest shadow time, Earth Level measuring, Sprit level, accuracy, plum line to name a few terms. The Student group from MRIS-21C, Faridabad were the youngest group of students but they out-shown in their calculation and presented 96% correct result doing only 4% calculation error while calculating Earth’s Circumference. Heritage walk was arranged for all the teachers present there. It was a rewarding day for the teachers and the students alike.