AstroChallenge 2016

Another year has gone by, and another AstroChallenge conquered! Once again, Hwa Chong Astronomy Club has won Second Place in the Senior Category of the NUS-NTU AstroChallenge 2016! The Junior Team has also achieved commendable results by achieving a record Third Place finish! The Senior team comprises See Ming Jie (15S7D), How Rui Yang (15S7J), Nicholas Read more about AstroChallenge 2016[…]

SAO Achievements 2016

Congratulations to all prize-winners and participants of the 4th Singapore Astronomy Olympiad, organised by! Our club has done exceedingly well in this year’s olympiad, achieving 2 Silvers, 2 Bronzes and 4 Honourable Mentions. The Hall of Fame can be found here, as is the Question Paper here. Below are the achievements of our club. Read more about SAO Achievements 2016[…]

Newsletter #16

1. Kepler telescope recovered from spacecraft emergency Launched in March 2009, Kepler is now in an extended mission dubbed K2. The observatory completed its main mission in 2013. During the extended observation campaign, Kepler points its telescope and sharp-eyed 95-megapixel camera toward a different part of the sky every few months. The observatory finished its Read more about Newsletter #16[…]

Astrigue 2016 Conclusion

  Astrigue 2016 is over! We hope you had a great time steering through the challenging tasks at the Amazing Race, gaining new insights at the Convention and sharing your ideas about Interstellar at the Project Round. Finally, we would like to congratulate all finalists for getting into the final round, with the team from Read more about Astrigue 2016 Conclusion[…]

Newsletter #11

Let’s be Astro!! 1. NASA’s Curiosity Mars This self-portrait of NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at “Namib Dune,” where the rover’s activities included scuffing into the dune with a wheel and scooping samples of sand for laboratory analysis. The scene combines 57 images taken on Jan. 19, 2016, during the 1,228th Martian day, or Read more about Newsletter #11[…]