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Journey to Space

Journey to Space is a 2015 American 3D documentary Adventure film directed by Mark Krenzien.

NASA’s next era will be its greatest yet. That is the clear “roadmap” painted by Journey to Space. The film absolutely annihilates the perception that the space programme died with the end of the Space Shuttle Programme by showcasing the exciting plans NASA and the space community are working on and the challenges they must overcome to carry out audacious missions such as landing astronauts on Mars and capturing asteroids.
By using extensive interviews with astronauts Chris Ferguson (Commander of the final shuttle mission) and Serena Aunon (a new astronaut chosen for future flights), as well as a brilliant narration by film and television legend Sir Patrick Stewart, Journey to Space gives a sweeping overview of past space accomplishments, current activities and future plans.
Journey to Space puts into historical context the magnificent contributions made by the Space Shuttle programme and its intrepid space pioneers. It uses the most spectacular space footage – including unique views of Earth and operations in space – such as deploying and repairing the Hubble Space Telescope. It then goes on to show how the Shuttle launched and assembled the International Space Station (ISS). Together, these programmes have taught us how to live, build and conduct science in space. The ISS will continue operating in space until 2024, and the film shows how it is building a foundation for the next giant leaps into space.
The film concludes with a fascinating, realistic scenario of how astronauts will actually get to Mars, live there for long duration and then return home after a two-and-a-half-year mission. This includes the new icons of the next chapter of space exploration:
Orion is NASA’s first spacecraft designed to carry humans on long-duration deep space exploration missions throughout the solar system.
Olympus, an inflatable transportation habitat, is an early concept 45- or 50-feet diameter module that would provide astronauts the work area and living space necessary for long-duration missions. Smaller versions have already flown in space and a full-scale version is shown undergoing ground testing.
The Space Launch System (SLS), a new giant rocket, will carry spacecraft, Mars Landers and ascent vehicles to place astronauts on the surface of Mars. SLS will generate over nine million pounds of thrust and will launch hardware into orbit equivalent to the weight of 22 elephants.
Journey to Space will both inspire a new generation of young people to dream of new horizons in space, and engender a new appreciation for the accomplishments of the Space Shuttle Programme among an older generation who came to take it for granted.

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Engagement of HVAC Consultant

Tenders are invited from reputed and experienced HVAC consultants to provide consultancy services to replace / upgrade the existing HVAC systems of Science City. Tenderers should have successfully provided HVAC consultancy services for at least five major projects of each having value not less than Rs. 3.50 crores during last 3 (three) years and established in HVAC consultancy for not less than 10 years.

Earnest Money Deposit of Rs. 10,000/- in the form of Demand Draft drawn in favour of Science City, payable at Kolkata is required to be submitted along with the tender. Documents required for submission of tender may be downloaded from the website: or collected from the office. Last date for submission of tenders is 19-09- 2016.

Decision of Science City regarding selection of eligible consultants shall be final and binding on all the tenderers. Science City reserves the right to accept or reject any or all tenders in full or in part or split the work among selected tenderers without assigning any reason whatsoever.

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Number of Post: 01 Post (reserved for Ex-Serviceman)

Scale of Pay : Pay Band (2) Rs. 9,300 – 34,800/- with Grade Pay of Rs.4,600/- plus allowances as applicable to Central Govt. employees. (Total emoluments at the start Rs.47,307/- approx. per month at Kolkata likely to be revised as per recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission)


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Applications are invited from candidates who have recently passed (not earlier than 2014) Bachelor’s Degree in Science with Physics and combination of any two subjects viz. Chemistry, Mathematics, Electronics and Statistics or Bio-Science and combination of any three subjects viz. Zoology, Botany, Microbiology, Environment Science, Bio-Technology and Molecular Biology for engagement as Trainee (Education) at Science City for two years period only on monthly stipend of Rs.11,000/-(Consolidated).
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America Wild-National Parks Adventure

Press Preview of new large format film ‘America Wild’ at Science City, Kolkata, a unit of National Council of Science Museums-NCSM.
Friends in Media are cordially invited to attend the press preview as per following:
Venue: Space Odyssey Building, Science City, Kolkata
Date: 21st July 2016
Time: 3.30 PM

Narrated by Robert Redford, renowned actor, filmmaker and leading conservationist,see how a trio of adventurers’ quest to experience America’s wildest, most historic and most naturally beautiful places becomes the ultimate off-trail adventure.

The film will be open to the public from 22nd July 2016 for the next six months in daily seven shows in English, Hindi and Bengali.

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Pre-qualification for Annual operation and maintenance of 340TR air-conditioning plant of convention centre in Science City, Kolkata

Pre-qualification for “Annual operation and maintenance of 340TR air-conditioning plant of convention centre in Science City, Kolkata”

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Pre-qualification for Operation and Comprehensive maintenance of medium sized package AC units ranging from 1.5TR to 5TR and water coolers at different locations within Science City, Kolkata

Pre-qualification for “Operation and Comprehensive maintenance of medium sized package AC units ranging from 1.5TR to 5TR and water coolers at different locations within Science City, Kolkata”

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Science on a Sphere

Now learn about the real-time images of the Earth’s atmosphere and Outer space
July 1,2016:
The captivating state-of the-art facility of Science City, Kolkata -‘Science on a Sphere’ was inaugurated by Hon’ble Shri Keshari Nath Tripathi, Governor of West Bengal on its 19th anniversary.

The 6 feet diameter suspended globe through animated and dynamic images of the Earth projects its landmass, oceans, oceanic currents, temperature zones, clouds and snow cover areas among others. There are 520 datasets used by the system out of which 40 are real time. The datasets in the system are obtained from the satellites and are constantly updated to present the latest atmospheric status on Earth.

The Governor was delighted to learn that Science City had set up Science on a Sphere, first of its kind in eastern India. He said that here one could experience the dynamic Earth in front of their eyes and the magic of digital simulations enabled to shrink it to a size that fits the scale of visualization. The general public could now get a better understanding of the complex and delicate environmental systems. Science City, Kolkata has successfully engaged the common audience by presenting information in an understandable and acceptable manner and, at the same time, making it an enjoyable learning experience.

A specially designed folder on the new facility Science on a Sphere was unveiled by the Governor in the presence of Shri A S Manekar, Director General, NCSM, Shri E Islam, Director, BITM, distinguished guests and students.

The datasets are obtained from The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), USA which supported installation of this facility. The datasets are divided into the categories of atmosphere, ocean, land, astronomy and others. The dataset entry comprises a description of the dataset, a picture, a video, notable features, relevant links and source of information.

Shri A D Choudhury, Director, Science City threw more light on the facility and mentioned that it is a unique educative tool which simplifies the public understanding of our various environmental processes. One can instantly monitor the areas where earthquakes occurred during the last few hours, how the Tsunami waves travel to various coastal areas, the artificial illumination pattern, air traffic in different zones and different times etc.

This new facility can accommodate approximately 70 visitors at a time in a specially designed climatically controlled room.

As part of the celebration, around 250 underprivileged and Divyang (specially-abled) students from Manovikas Kendra took part in interactive activities, contests and live shows.