Astro Events

AAC
About AAC
The Amateur Astronomy Club has its own representation as ‘Astro Committee’ at Engineer. During the course of the technical festival, the committee conducts various events and holds a project exhibition where a variety of projects, most of which are interdisciplinary in nature are displayed. Astro Committee of 2017 hosted Antariksh, the space exhibition room which exhibited projects and models such as the Infinity 3.0 rover, Space Object Tracker, Robotic Arm, Strobe Light Effect, RFI Mitigation, Cassini-Huygens Probe, space materials and many more!
The fun continued with the annual Astro-Quiz titled Star Wars which attracts minds to compete for prizes worth up to Rs.3000. Whether you wanted to colonize a hypothetical planet or construct a reliable lander, the last edition of Astro Committee had it in the form of the problem statement driven competitions Endeavour and Interstellar. While the former required the teams to come up a solution taking into account atmospheric constraints and ground reserves, the latter tested their ability to develop safety mechanisms to protect the payload, collectively amounting to cash prizes worth Rs.3500.
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Antariksh Attractions
October 11-October 15
Antariksh is the space exhibition room of Astro Committee where the various projects undertaken by the club and models are displayed. Faculty members and students of the college, students from NITK school and visitors from other colleges attended the event. For more info about present year attractions click below!!
Antariksh Attractions
Star Wars
Star Wars
October 13
The annual Astro-Quiz held by Astro Committee was held on 13th October and the event saw around twenty teams participate for the prelims from which six qualified for the finals. The participants were thoroughly entertained and a cash prize of Rs. 2000 was awarded to the winners and Rs. 1000 to the runners-up.
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Interstellar
Interstellar
October 15
The participants were provided with the problem statement two weeks in advance and were asked to construct a suitable lander which would carry a payload (an egg) and would be released from heights of 1.5, 5, 8 and 11m. The objective of the event was to assess the various safety mechanisms devised by the participants to protect the payload. The event was held on 15th October and a cash prize of Rs. 1500 was awarded to the winners.
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Endeavour
Endeavour
October 14
The event was conducted on 14th October where participants in groups of two or three were given a problem statement of human colonisation of a hypothetical planet, ‘Cyprian.’ Several constraints were provided such as atmospheric details and ground reserves of the planet and the planet’s distance from Earth. Each team had to come up with a solution to the problem statement while taking all the parameters into account. The two most optimal solutions were awarded a cash prize of Rs. 1250 and Rs. 750 respectively
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Endeavour
Starry Night
October 14
A trademark event for space enthusiasts to see all constellations,planets,moon and much more and find more about deep space