The HCI Astrodinary Convention
Astrodinary is an Astronomy outreach event organised by HCAstro. It features conventions – where invited speakers hold talks to expose participants to the world of astronomy. It also features game stations to make learning astronomy fun for the participants.
HCI-RJC Astrigue Challenge
Astrigue is an Astronomy competition organised by both HCI and RI for Secondary School students around Singapore.
Singapore Astronomy Olympiad (SAO)
The annual Singapore Astronomy Olympiad (SAO) is a test of students’ abilities in Astronomy and Astrophysics, preparing students for the International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics.
AstroChallenge is an Astronomy competition that tests students’ skills in Practical and Theoretical Astronomy, pitting them against the best and the brightest from schools around Singapore.
Night Under the Stars
Night Under the Stars is a stargazing event held regularly within Hwa Chong Institution. It is a tradition of HCAstro to host this event for students interested in Astronomy!
HCAstro regularly sends members to participate in annual Astronomy Retreats during Vacations. Members will attend a series of astronomy talks and activities and have the opportunity to stargaze under clear night skies in neighbouring countries.
HCAstro 2019 created a game to celebrate the centennial anniversary of Hwa Chong Institution. Everyone can get some knowledge in astronomy through playing this game.
More About Hcastro
The Above quote by Neil Gaiman outlines the purpose of HCAstro: To Stargaze and wonder about the universe. The Hwa Chong Astronomy Club was first established in December 2005 by Chau Mak Ying, our club’s first chair. When the club was established, it comprised a few members who had great interest in Astronomy. Since its nascence, the society has been increasing in strength over subsequent years. The club has been organising events to educate students as well as the public on Astronomy. Events such as Perseids Watch 2007 and HCI- RJC Astrigue Challenge 2008 were pivotal in educating the masses on Astronomy and enabling our club to grow in strength. In 2008, the club was conferred the Most Innovative CCA Award by the school. Further on, the club has since hosted major events for HCI such as 2016 eclipse event and Night Under The Stars every year (NUTS). For more information, please have fun navigating through our page, we are sure that it would provide you with what you are looking for! ;D
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Head of External Affairs
Head of Administrative Works
Chia Zong Lin
Welfare and Publicity IC
High School Liaison
Aldric Koh Zhi An
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The Supporting Committee
The Supportting Committee Members are not in the Cabinet, but still nonetheless important to our day-to-day running of the club! Introducing the Supporting Committee 19/20!
The Supporting Committee 19/20
Head Of Supporting Committee and Nanyang Liaison: Hazelle Leong Qye-Lynn 19S79
Supporting Committee Member - Nanyang: Soh Xin En 19S61
Supporting Committee Member - Nanyang: Zhang Yue 19S6G
[26 March 2020] Dear all, Due to the evolving COVID-19 situtation, both Astrigue by HCI-RI Astro and Astrodinary: Novam Terram by HCAstro have been indefinitely postponed. We regret to have to make this decision to shelve our projects, but we sincerely seek everyone’s understanding on this matter. The safety of our participants is our topmost Read more about [Updates on Astrigue 2020 and Astrodinary 2020][…]
The half-yearly event is back for 2020, and its first run will be on the 20th Feb, 2020! J1s, do take the chance to come on down for our flagship internal event, and bring your friends and classmates down for a Night Under The Stars! Here’s the promotional video on our Instagram page, @hc_astro for Read more about NIGHT UNDER THE STARS 2020 – 20th Feb Edition[…]
Hey Juniors! Interested in joining HCAstro? Why don’t you come on down and see how our sessions are like! We will be having OPEN SESSIONS for all J1s to experience how the club is like! Simply sign up here!
For 2020, Astrodinary is set for April 18, 2020. The keynote speaker will be the current Speaker of the HCAstro Upper House Mr Lim Kia Yee. He is also a former NUS Astronomical Society President and a former HCAstro General Secretary. With a wealth of experience, we’re sure everyone will learn a lot from what Read more about The Second Astrodinary Convention (2020)[…]
With a new year comes a handover of roles by the executive committee (Exco) to the next batch. We sincerely thank the 2018-2019 Exco and all the seniors for their guidance, and wish them all the best in their future endeavours. Now, let us introduce the newly appointed Exco members (2019-2020) Brought to you by Read more about Appointment of the 2019-2020 Cabinet[…]
Dear HCAstro, Thank you for helping to choose your new Exco, the five people who will be serving all of you in the next one year. Introducing Hwa Chong Astronomy Club Executive Committee 17/18: ExCo 16/17 wishes the new ExCo all the best!
Dear Participants, We thank you very much for participating in Astrigue 2017. We hope you have had an enriching and fun time! It was a pleasure organizing Astrigue 2017 and we look forward to seeing all of you again next year. Below is the video montage as well as the photo archive for this year’s Astrigue Read more about End of Astrigue 2017 – Montage and Photos[…]
NASA released a timelapse video of Hurricanes Lester, Madeline and Gaston on 30th August, using cameras from the International Space Station. The jaw-dropping video featured an impressive view of the hurricanes in the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans from space. The 2016 hurricane season is the most active since 2012, with a total of 14 named Read more about 2016 Hurricane Season[…]
Hwa Chong Astronomy Club sucessfully hosted our very own Night Under the Stars (NUTS) last Thursday, contributing once more to this culture of NUTS led by previous batches of Astronomy Club members. (We hope you were NUTS about it!) We’d especially like to thank students from the following schools for their enthusiastic participation: National Junior College Nanyang Girls’ High School Saint Joseph’s Institution Read more about Night Under the Stars 28/7/2016[…]