Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Desaru Astronomy Field Trip 2015 (10-12 July 2015) Admin

The Location
De Punggai chalets, Pantai Timur, Johor, Malaysia (N 1.423944, E 104.272916)

The Accommodation

The Admin
- Collection of consent and payment forms (29 June 2015)
- Parents information night (3 July 2015, 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm)
(a) Clothes for 3D2N - enough t-shirts. shorts etc
(b) Long pants/track pants and long sleeve shirts (to prevent sandfly and mosquito bites)
(c) Towel (For shower)
(d) Tooth brush / tooth paste / Soap etc
(f) Torch light with red cellopane paper OR red LED torchlight
(g) Laptops
(h) Some money (RM 50 max: to buy water and titbits from petrol kiosks)
- Students must also help to carry telescope equipment

Mr Tan will provide Insect repellent:
Johnson's Baby insect repellent or Lemon grass insect repellent.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

18th Nanyang Polytechnic Astronomy Competition 2015


WONG AO SHEN
S2-05
Inter-school Competition (Team Award Category)
Silver
CHAN ZE FENG
S3-03
Inter-school Competition (Team Award Category)
Silver
CHIU CHEN NING
S2-01
Inter-school Competition (Team Award Category)
Silver


KOPPARTHI SANDEEP
S3-06
Inter-school Competition (Alliance Category)
Bronze

TALGERI RAVIRAJ RAMCHANDRA
S2-04
Inter-school Competition (Alliance Category)
Silver

Besides the above, DARIS KER (S3-07) also achieved Silver in the Most Creative Category.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Cassini Essay Writing Competition

Our student, Chiu Chen Ning's essay appeared on the

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA website at:

http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/…/intern…/winners2014/singapore2/

Well done !


Saturday, January 31, 2015

Cassini Essay Writing Competition 2015



Astronomy Club has achieved the following results in the 3rd Cassini Essay writing competition on 31 Jan 2015. 

CHIU CHEN NING S2-01 (2nd) 
TALGERI RAVIRAJ RAMCHANDRA S2-04 (Hon Mention) 
KOPPARTHI SANDEEP S3-06 (Hon Mention) 
WILLIAM MING  S4-08 (Hon Mention)
Sandeep from S3-06 has won the Hon Mention in 2014 as well. 

During the award presentation ceremony on 31 Jan 2015, our students had the opportunity to listen to the speakers and ask questions on Astronomy and Space Science. Through this events, we hope that SST students would develop an interest in Science and Astronomy-related events. It is also an opportunity to learn about the various careers and applications of Astronomy Science and Technology in our daily lives. 

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Kim Steadman is an engineer working at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. In her over 16 years at JPL, she has worked on several different projects including X2000, MER, Cassini-­Huygens Mission to Saturn and the MSL. She is currently a Science Planning Engineer for the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover and a Tactical Uplink Lead for the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. She holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Tech.

Andrew P. Ingersoll, Professor of Planetary Science at the California Institute of Technology, is an expert on the weather and climate of Earth and the other planets. He has participated in many space missions including Pioneer Jupiter/Saturn, Pioneer Venus, Voyager, VEGA Venus Balloons, Mars Global Surveyor, Galileo to Jupiter, Cassini to Saturn, and Juno, currently on its way to Jupiter. Among his numerous discoveries, he was the first to suggest a runaway greenhouse for Venus' atmosphere. Dr. Ingersoll served on the Space Science Board and the Space Science and Applications Advisory Committee and was Chairman of the Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society. He served on the Solar System Exploration Decadal Survey Committee and for the past 10 years he was the atmospheric­ sciences editor of the journal Icarus. He received NASA's Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal and was awarded the Gerard P. Kuiper Prize of the Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society.