Students star-struck by Maldives Science Society

The Maldives Science Society (MSS) held a stargazing event at Lale International School on Thursday night, in conjunction with Astronomers Without Borders.

The event was presented by British mathematician Thomas Goodey, a Cambridge university graduate, who visited the Maldives recently to study the solar eclipse on Jan 15.

Goodey gave a history of astronomy and explained that the Maldives was an excellent place for stargazing. The Maldives Open Source Society (MOSS) also introduced astronomy software called ‘Stellarium’ which allows users to learn the sky and locate different celestial objects.

While the outdoor stargazing session was cancelled due to bad weather, the MSS said it would hold the session again so students could see celestial bodies for themselves.