AstroChallenge 2017

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Our Mission

AstroChallenge aims to enhance student interest and understanding in Astronomy, and to foster close inter-school ties through this shared interest.

Our Vision

AstroChallenge, as the largest Astronomy-based competition in Singapore, aims to promote and facilitate Astronomy as both an intellectual pursuit and personal passion.

About Us

AstroChallenge is an annual astronomy competition jointly organised by the Astronomical Societies of National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University. AstroChallenge is specially-tailored for students in Secondary Schools, Junior Colleges and Polytechnics.

Inaugurated in 2002, AstroChallenge aims to broaden student interest and knowledge in astronomy; and to strengthen inter-school ties through their common interests. Students will tackle rigorous questions covering both theoretical and practical astronomy.

AstroChallenge 2017 is supported by the National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University.

Enquiries

Enquiries can be directed to astrochallenge@gmail.com.

 

AC2017: Solutions and Results

Dear Participants

The Post Mortem, results and solutions to the papers in AstroChallenge 2017 are now available in the “More Information on AstroChallenge” tab. We hope that these solutions can provide you better insights and clarify any doubts you might have with regards to the questions.

The organising committee of AstroChallenge 2017 hope that you have enjoyed the event.

Should there be any further feedback or inquiries with regards to AstroChallenge, please feel free to email us at astrochallenge@gmail.com

Note: SNR DRQ Paper with Solutions is missing solutions for Q4. They will be updated soon.

Regards
Clarence LIU (Mr)
Head QuizMaster
Organising Committee
AstroChallenge 2017

AstroChallenge 2016 Post Mortem and Solutions (*Updates*)

Dear Participants

The Post Mortem and solutions to the papers in AstroChallenge 2016 have been posted in the “More Information on AstroChallenge” tab. We hope that these solutions can provide you better insights and clarify any doubts you might have with regards to the questions.

The organising committee of AstroChallenge 2016 also hope that you have enjoyed the event. Sincere well wishes to you and your future endeavors.

Should there be any further feedback or inquiries with regards to AstroChallenge, please feel free to email us at astrochallenge@gmail.com

*An error has been discovered in the solutions to the Senior MCQ Paper. Corrections have been made to the provided solutions and the Top Scorers of the Senior MCQ Paper. Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused.*

Regards,
Organising Committee
AstroChallenge 2016

AstroChallenge 2016 Day 0

Dear participants

Slides shared during Day 0 may be found here. You may be please to know that the slides on estimation may be downloaded here.

See you again on 8th June at Day 1, LT27 NUS, Faculty of Science.

Yours
Angels (or Devils) of AstroChallenge 2016

AstroChallenge 2016 Summary Booklet

Dear Participants

The Quiz-masters for this year’s AstroChallenge 2016 decided to be real nice and have prepared a set of summary notes tailored specifically based on the demands of the syllabus for your reference. It is a quick guide with minimal information and should not be studied alone without further reference. We also included some references used in the compilation of the notes at the bottom of the booklet. It is likely that this set of notes will be continually improved on over the years as well.

In any case, happy school holidays and see you soon on 1st June at the Yusof Ishak House Student Lounge, National University Singapore! Looking forward to judge your videos!

Note: if there are conceptual errors do feel free to inform us, though we hope that it is most unlikely to happen.

Regards
Quiz-Masters
AstroChallenge 2016

Extension of Registration Date

Dear all, registration has been extended till 23rd May, next Monday. Should there be more teams who are interested to join us for AstroChallenge 2016, do sign up before the final closing date!

Information Letter for AC2016

Dear Participants,

The AC Information Letter (and associated information about the Project Round) may be found here. Please note to register online by 15th May 2016.

Should you have any queries, you may contact us via email, or our Facebook Page.

Update (20/4/2016): We have removed the requirement for indemnity form having been notified that by MOE directive, students are not allowed to take part in activities that requires them to sign indemnity.

Invitation to AC2016

Dear all,

We are pleased to invite you to take part in AstroChallenge 2016, Singapore’s largest astronomy competition! Prospective participants may view the Invitation Letter and peruse past papers here.

To aid preparation, we have also included a set of guidelines about the content of AstroChallenge, as well as the full syllabus. Should you have any enquiries, please email us at astrochallenge@gmail.com.

PS: For future updates, do like our new Facebook page!

AC 2015 Photos are out!

The Day 1 and Day 2 photos have been uploaded to our Facebook Page

AstroChallenge 2015 Results, Questions and Solutions

As promised, the AstroChallenge questions and solutions have been released. As usual practice, the top 50% scores for each round have also been released. All this can be downloaded under the tab ‘More Information On AstroChallenge

Photos of AstroChallenge 2015 will be uploaded at a later date directly to our Facebook Page. Stay tuned!

PS: Should any schools wish to enquire about their scores, please contact us directly at astrochallenge@gmail.com, or our Head Quizmaster at more<dot>options<d0t>exist<at>gmail<d0t>com

AstroChallenge 2015 Champions!

After the AstroChallenge 2015 Finals held at LT27, Faculty of Science, National University of Singapore, the champions of this year’s AstroChallenge for both the Senior and Junior Category have emerged!

For the Junior Category

Best Astronomer: Lee Vint Ve, Raffles Institution

Best Project: Bukit Panjang Government High, Team 2

2nd Runner Up: NUS High, Team 1

1st Runner Up: Bukit Panjang Government High, Team 1

Junior Champions: Raffles Institution, Team 1

 

For the Senior Category

Best Astronomer: Keven Loo, Hwa Chong Institution

Best Project: Raffles Institution, Team 1

Best Observation Team: Raffles Institution

Best Newcomer: Ngee Ann Polytechnic

2nd Runner Up: Victoria Junior College, Team 3

1st Runner Up: Hwa Chong Institution, Team 1

Senior Champions: Raffles Institution, Team 1

Congratulations to Raffles Institution in claiming the challenge trophies for both the Senior and Junior Category this year!

We hope that it has been a memorable and educational experience for everyone who had embarked on the journey with us in both Day 1 and Day 2.

Once again, congratulations to everyone and we hope to see you again next year!

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