AC2020 Administrative Details

Dear Teachers in Charge and Schools Astronomy Clubs,

This post marks the official launch of AstroChallenge 2020! As mentioned in the Updated Information Letter, the AstroChallenge 2020 Organising Committee has prepared briefing materials for different components of AstroChallenge 2020:

AC2020 Administrative Guide For Participants

This guide contains important administrative details for AstroChallenge 2020. It reiterates key information from both the Invitation Letter and Updated Information Letter, as well as details of how AC2020 will be conducted online for the first time. Brief description of what to expect for each component and submissions guidelines can also be found in this guide. Participants can also find a summary of key submissions to be made before Day 1.

AC2020 Content Guide For Participants

This guide contains key format changes from past years AstroChallenge, general tips and resources for AstroChallenge 2020.

AC2020 Observation Round Materials

This zip file contains a briefing of the details of Observation Round for AC2020, Night Sky Tour question (new component) and guidelines. An URL to the video briefing of Observation Round can also be found. Do note that as AC2020 will be conducted online, the physical AC components briefed in the video will be irrelevant.

AC2020 Updated Project Round Infosheet

The updated project round infosheet has already been released previously together with the updated information letter. It contains the updated information of Project Round.

AC2020 Data Analysis Question (For Seniors)

The DAQ is a new component in Seniors Teams Round. The question has already been released.

Telegram Guide & Zoom Guide

Telegram will be used as a main communication platform besides email for AC2020. Information on how the platform is utilised for AC2020 is detailed in AC2020 Administrative Guide. The Telegram Guide contains information of installation and joining of AstroChallenge 2020 Main Channel and groups. All participants are required to join AstroChallenge 2020 Main Channel to receive key updates before and during the competition. Link to the Channel can be found here: https://t.me/joinchat/AAAAAE35BxxN0vg-YTlywA

Zoom will be used as the main competition platform for AC2020. Information on how the platform is utilised for AC2020 is detailed in AC2020 Administrative Guide. The Zoom Guide contains information of installation and joining of the competition meeting room on Day 1 and 2. All participants are highly encouraged to familiarise themselves with the information provided to facilitate smooth execution of Day 1 and 2.

We understand that these changes can be confusing and drastic. Should you have any query regarding any of details in the guides or AC2020 in general, please feel free to direct them to astrochallenge@gmail.com. We will try to get back to you as fast as we can!

We wish you Clear Skies ahead and look forward to your participation in AstroChallenge 2020 Day 1 and Day 2!

Thank you and Best Regards,

AstroChallenge 2020 Organizing Committee

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