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Victory for Hwa Chong Astronomy Club at the National Competition AstroChallenge

12 Jun 2018

Hwa Chong Astronomy Club has achieved stellar results at the AstroChallenge 2018. Organized by NUS and NTU, AstroChallenge is the largest astronomy-based competition in Singapore.

The Astronomy Club has clinched the overall champion trophy for the senior category against stiff competition from JCs and polytechnics across Singapore, the first time in the club’s history. The competition involves MCQ papers, Data Response questions, observation rounds and a final round structured along a game show  format.

Furthermore, the club has also won the best observation award in the competition, maintaining its performance from last year. The observation competition involves practical handling of the telescopes, as well as theory papers.

This year’s competition was particularly significant due to the perseverance and resilience displayed by the Hwa Chong Students: putting up a tough fight against participating schools which previously dominated this competition.

The Astronomy Club would like to thank teachers in-charge Dr Tan Mei Leng, Senior Consultant/Corporate Services and Mr Ren Xiaohui, and our seniors for helping us in the preparation of the competition.

Dr Leek Meng Lee, Lecturer from the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, NTU presents  the trophies to the winning teams.

The team winning the championship trophy includes: (from left) Mao Ziming (17S7B), Fong Ken Rui (17S60), Yang Yuchen (18S6G) and Jeanne Ouyang Jian Jun (17S6G)


The observation round team includes: (from left) Wang Ming Chuan (17S6C), Mao Ziming (17S7B), Fong Ken Rui (17S60), Luo Yehao Benjamin (18S7D) and Tham Kai Wen (17S60).

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