HCI-RJC Astrigue Convention and 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.
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 provides a lot of information
Welfare, Treasurer, Nanyang Liaison
Scopes IC, High School Liaison
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[…]
J1 Orientation 2017 The start of the new year comes with the introduction of our new batch of J1 students! Hwa Chong Astronomy Club celebrated the joining of our J1s on 24th February with a mix of pizza, games and laughter. The awkward self-introductions quickly gave away to comfortable camaraderie as the games progressed and we saw Read more about J1 Orientation 2017[…]
Astrigue 2017 is currently in the works – and almost ready for the public eye! We apologise for the slight delay this year; in the meantime, here’s a small teaser for Astrigue 2017 – Singularity. We are back with more exciting activities, and a few novel changes to the event itself! Do look out for Read more about Astrigue 2017 – Singularity[…]
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[…]
Dear HCAstro, Thank you all for voting for the next group of Exco Chancellor: FOO Si Ying, Gillian(16S7F), Deputy Chancellor: Aloysius TAY(16S69) Head of the Censorate, Academics and Logistics and High School Liaison: Nicholas PHUNG-ZHANG (16S6B) Head of Welfare and Events and Nanyang Liaison: TANG Ho Ling, Christal(16S75) General Secretary and Publicity: FOO Ee Ning (16S6J) General Read more about New Cabinet appointed[…]
Another year has gone by, and another AstroChallenge conquered! Once again, Hwa Chong Astronomy Club has won Second Place in the Senior Category of the NUS-NTU AstroChallenge 2016! The Junior Team has also achieved commendable results by achieving a record Third Place finish! The Senior team comprises See Ming Jie (15S7D), How Rui Yang (15S7J), Nicholas Read more about AstroChallenge 2016[…]
Hey everyone! The (CCA) year is coming to an end soon and the current ExCo will be stepping down soon in preparation of A Levels. We called for applicants for the new ExCo and here they are! Introducing the candidates for the new ExCo, which will serve from 2016-2017. The positions available are President, Vice-President, Read more about ExCo Elections 2016[…]