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
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.