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Astronomy Club


Astronomy Club was formed in 2005 and is steadily growing in strength. The Astronomy Club’s purpose is to nurture students’ interest in Astronomy and Astrophysics and to undertake public education in Astronomy. We have been actively involved in various Astronomy activities and have conducted Astronomy trips to Malaysia and Perth to enrich our Astronomy experience. Students in Astronomy Club learn to use telescopes, identify celestial bodies as well as take stock of the many celestial phenomena.

Apart from the above enrichment activities, the club members have performed outstandingly in both local and international competitions throughout the years.

Achievements
International Olympiad on Astronomy & Astrophysics (IOAA) 
The International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA) is an annual event in which high school students from around the world compete against each other, solving theoretical, analytical and observational problems in the fields of astronomy and astrophysics. It is one of two major international astronomy Olympiads. 


Our results:

IOAA 2011, Krakow, Poland
After a hiatus of two years, Singapore has once again sent a team of students to the International Olympiad of Astronomy and Astrophysics. After the selection test, four out of the five students selected to represent Singapore were from NUS High:
 
Qin Jue Hang (M11608), Timothy Tay Shao-En (M11508), You Guang Yi Rion (M11602), Ang Yu Jian (M11508). 

Although this is the first time that NUS High has sent students for this event, Ang Yu Jian and Qin Jue Hang were able to achieve the honorable mention awards.

IOAA 2012, Rio de Janerio, Brazil
Singapore has once again sent a team of students to the International Olympiad of Astronomy and Astrophysics. After the selection test, three out of the five students selected to represent Singapore were from NUS High:

Ang Yu Jian (M12608), Soo Wah Ming Wayne (M12608), and Kendrick Wong Wei Xiang (M12506)

The grueling event is ten days long, and tests students from all around the world on all areas of astronomy and astrophysics, both theory and practical.

In an improvement over last year’s performance, all three students were able to clinch silver medals.

 
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IOAA 2013, Volos, Greece
This is the third consecutive year that Singapore has sent a team to the Olympiad, and the third year NUS High has been part of the national team, and the first time one of our students has achieved a gold. There were 182 participants this year.

Kendrick Wong Wei Xiang, M13606: Bronze medal

Wang Fan Francis, M13504:

Gold Medal, 2nd in the world, Top scorer in the world

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IOAA 2014, Suceava, Romania
This is the fourth consecutive year that Singapore has sent a team to the Olympiad, and also the fourth year NUS High School has been part of the national team. We are proud to have 2 students from NUS High School clinching a Gold and a Bronze medal respectively. There were 195 participants from 37 countries this year. The competition took place between 1st and 11th August 2014.

NUS High School won 1 Gold and 1 Bronze
Wang Fan, Francis (M14604) – Gold (overall 3rd)
Kum Wei Kuan, David (M14608) - Bronze

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1st Singapore Astronomy Olympiad

Our Results:

David Kum Wei Kuan
M13508
8th place, Bronze
Jonathan Ang Yun Hao
M13608
7th place, Silver
Kendrick Wong Wei Xiang
M13606
5th place, Silver
Wang Fan,Francis
M13504
1st place, Gold



2nd Singapore Astronomy Olympiad
Our Results:

Honourable Mention

Khoo Wui Seng from M14403

Lee Yue Xin from M14401

Quek Sze Long from M14304

Jovan Yeo from M14406

Bronze Medallists 

Joel Lee from M14602 

Javier Chai from M14502

Gold Medallists 

David Kum from M14608 who was also placed 5th in overall standings
Francis Wang from M14604 won was also overall 2nd in the competition


Singapore Astronomy Olympiad, 2014
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Nanyang Poly Astronomy Competition 2006 2nd, Advanced Section First Place
Nanyang Poly Astronomy Competition 2007 2nd, Advanced Section First Place
Nanyang Poly Astronomy Competition 2008 3rd, 2nd Individual Top Scorer, Advanced Section Second Place
Nanyang Poly Astronomy Competition 2009 Merit Prize, Individual Top Scorer
Nanyang Poly Astronomy Competition 2010 Merit Prize
Nanyang Poly Astronomy Competition 2013 2nd Prize
Nanyang Poly Astronomy Competition 2014 2nd Prize; Best Senior Team

RJC Astrigue 08 Merit Award, Top Data Response Group
RJC-HCI Astrigue 09 Third
RJC-HCI Astrigue 2011, 1 x Best project prize: Clara Yeo, Stanley Quek, Abdurrahman Al-mubaarak Bin Eliase, Eric Lim
RJC-HCI Astrigue 2014, 1st Placing

NUS-NTU AstroChallenge 2008 Merit Award
NUS-NTU AstroChallenge 2009 2nd Runners Up
NUS-NTU AstroChallenge 2010 Champions
NUS-NTU AstroChallenge 2011
NUS-NTU AstroChallenge 2012, 
4th place, Junior Category; 4th Place, Senior Category; Best Project, Junior Category; Best astronomer, Senior Category
NUS-NTU AstroChallenge 2013, 
3rd place (Junior category): Jonathan Ang Yun Hao, Kendrick Wong Wei Xiang, Soon Wei Jun, Clarence Cheong
 
1st place (senior category): Qin Jue Hang, Timothy Tay Shao-En, You Guang Yi Rion, Kuan Xiang Wen
 
Best project: Ang Yu Jian,  Neo Wei Hsien Nicholas, Shen Yichen, Su Hang

NUS-NTU AstroChallenge 2014, 
Team Astronomy Competition (Junior Category) – 1st place:   Yeo Rui Jovan,  Glen Goh Wee Zhuan, Tay Chee Hean Wayne,  Quek Sze Long,
Team Astronomy Competition (Senior Category) – 1st place:  Wang Fan Francis, Pek Yu Xuan Sean, Kwok Ji Hao Donovan, Lee Yi Jie Joel, Chai Rui Cheng Javier, Brendan Lim (Year 1 Astro member)



2. Bintan Astro Trip
Jonathan Tan has won a Bushnell Binocular by solving a special relativity question.

Astronomy Trips:

At University of Western Australia 2014
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Astro Trip at Port Dickson, 2014
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