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Astrigue Challenge

March 17th, 2010

Dates: 10 April & 17 April 2010
Venue: Hwa Chong Institution & Raffles Institution (Junior College)
Time: 8am onwards


Schedule

Date: 10th April 2010 (Day one)

TIME

ACTIVITY

VENUE (HCI)

8:00-9:00

Registration for newcomer

Area Outside Auditorium

9:00-9:30

Opening Briefing

LT3

9:30-12:30

Project round for newcomers

LT3,6B classrooms with Air-con

12:30-13:30

Lunch for newcomers

Canteen

12:30-13:30

Registration for normal category

Area Outside Auditorium

13:30- 14:00

Briefing / Opening for data- response/ MCQ

LT3

14:00- 15:00

MCQ

LT3

15:00-15:45

Break + refreshments, reserves go LT for documentary

Area outside LT3

16:00- 18:00

Data response

A201-04, A210-14, A301-04, A310-A314

18:00- 19:00

Debrief + dismissal

LT3

Date: 17th April 2010 (Finals)

TIME

ACTIVITY

VENUE (RIJC)

08:00-09:00

Registration for normal and newcomer category

Amphitheatre

09:00- 09:30

Briefing

LT1

09:30- 13.30

Project round (normal category) + special round (normal and newcomer category)

LT1, classrooms

13.30-14:30

Lunch (normal and newcomer category)

Canteen

14:30- 15:30

Address/ Lecture by guest of honour

LT1

15:30- 17:00

Finals

LT1

17:00-17:30

Closing ceremony, prize presentation, dismissal

LT1

17:30-18:00

Closing reception

Amphitheatre



Format

There will be 4 preliminary rounds, namely MCQ; data response/practical; special round and a project round. The MCQ round is pretty standard fare; for data response, only scientific calculators are allowed; for the special round, it's special so you'll have to be there to know what the round is about; and the project round task is as follows:

Construct a spaceship capable of mining resources available in space. Your model should demonstrate how the resource can be extracted, stored, and transported back to Earth for subsequent use.

Newcomer teams will be presenting their projects on 10 April, while the rest will be presenting theirs on 17 April. More reason to observe on both days.

There are only 4 spots in the finals, and no more than one team per school may enter. Preliminary scores will not be counted, so all the best to whoever they are! (The awards are really good.)


Awards

So, what is in for the winners of the Astrigue Challenge? For the top team in the normal category, an achromatic refractor, no less! Even with all the excitement over who battles for the fame and glory, it will prove to be an enthusiastic competition to be the proud owner of an achromat!


Normal Category:

Outstanding Astronomer: Trophy

Top Project Award: Trophy

1st Place (Finals): Bosma Beta 3.15 T f/6.3 Achromatic Refractor Complete Kit + Trophies

2nd Place (Finals): Orion SpaceProbe 3 Altaz Reflector + Trophies

3rd Place (Finals): Galileo Scope + Vouchers + Trophies

4th Place (Finals): Vouchers + Trophies


Newcomer Category:

Best Newcomer Team: Celestron FirstScope Telescope + Trophies

Runner-up Newcomer Team: Vouchers + Distinguished Certificate


For more information, please refer to http://astrigue.netau.net/Astrigue2010/Home.html. If you have any queries, you may email astrigue2010 @ gmail.com (without the spaces).

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