Workshop: Recognizing Constellation

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Dear Astronomers,

For this week, we prepared a workshop about recognizing constellations for all of you. We will be covering about the history and cultural significance of some of the more common constellations and how to identify them in Singapore. After the workshop we will proceed on with our observation so you guys can try to apply what u learned and ask any questions you have in mind. You can download this month skymap over here. Please remember to bring your laptop as there will be some activities later on. The details of the workshop are stated below.

Date: 10 May Friday

Time: 6.30pm

Venue: LT 73-C

Hope to see you guys there!

SAO prize giving ceremony and Observatory Visit

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Dear Astronomers,

For this week, we’ll be going to the Science Centre to attend the Singapore Astronomy Olympiad (SAO) prize giving ceremony. Just to give a brief background, SAO is similar to the Olympics. Except that instead of competing in sports, we compete in astronomical knowledge. This event is the announcement of the winner which the Singapore schools competed in. The winner will represent Singapore in overseas competition among other countries.  The details of the event is stated below:

Date: 3 May (Friday)
Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Venue: Science Centre Singapore, Mendel Auditorium

Guest of Honour:  Mr Cheong Chee Hoo, Director, Networks Division, DSO National Laboratories
Guest Speaker:  Mr Jonathan Hung, President, Singapore Space and Technology Association

Agenda:

5.45 – 6.00pm – Meet at Clubroom (Seventy3 #01-33)
6.15 – 6.30pm – Registration
6.30 – 6.40pm – Welcome address by Tan Wei Lin (Astronomy.SG)
6.40 – 7.10pm – Talk by Mr Jonathan Hung (SSTA)
7.10 – 7.30pm – Prize Presentation by Mr Cheong Chee Hoo (DSO)
7.30 – 8.30pm – Observation session at Science Centre Observatory (Optional)

If wish to join us for this event, please sign up here or email us (cca_astronomy@connect.np.edu.sg)

Thanks

PolyAstro SideWalk@Vivocity

We’ll be having a sidewalk at Vivocity at 6pm – 9pm outside FoodRepublic. If you are interested in helping out, email us so we can give you the details. Do come down to support us or take a look because it will mean a lot to us. Thanks:)

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Our observations location

Induction Day: Reflection

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Group Photo – Photo Credit: Yuan Sheng

Hi new members! Hope that all of you learnt something useful from our presentation, about the various fields of astronomy and perhaps also help clear some doubts about the misconceptions of horoscopes haha. All of us, including the helpers and committee had fun and once again thanks for coming to make our day:) feel free to share with any of us the things that u might want to learn or hope we do in future with us:)

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Observation session by the poolside – photo credit: Wee Jia Jing

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Beautiful moon and super clear skies – photo credit: Wee Jia Jing