Raffles Institution

Astronomy Club (Year 1-6)



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    This Friday night, however, if you happen to walk past the Blue Room and look in, you would be able to observe members of Astronomy in their natural habitat. Our weekly sessions on Friday start at 6.30pm, and end at 8pm, with those who want to stay behind for stargazing staying in school until 9.30pm. Rainy or cloudy weather calls for spontaneous bonding sessions: unofficial club dinners together. We may only have 1.5 hours together every week, but we manage to make every second count. Our self-conducted sessions involving Y1-6 members cover a wide range of topics, incorporating perplexing concepts like special relativity, as well as astrobiology for those who just cannot math.

    However, Astronomy is more than just another subject with lectures to struggle through every week. Aside from the weekly sessions that also incorporate hands-on activities with the telescopes, there are many competitions available to partake in.The slew of events doesn’t end there. Annual overseas trips to places such as Bintan, Indonesia provide an escape from Singapore’s light pollution, allowing members to appreciate the untainted night sky.

    Yes, the universe may seem way up there, inscrutable and unfathomable, but it is also right down here, within each and every one of us, beautiful and extraordinary. RI Astronomy welcomes you, regardless of previous experience or background knowledge, as long as you have an interest in astronomy. For a fulfilling, fun and fascinating journey, join Astronomy Club now for an out-of-this-world experience!

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    Achievements and Highlights

    NYP Astronomy Quiz

    Best Oral Presentation

     

    Singapore Astronomy Olympiad

    Shi Zhe Hao Matthew - Gold

    Zhong Daoxin - Silver

    Han Ruobin - Bronze

    Liu Xin - Honourable Mention

    Ng Wei Kang, Gavin - Honourable Mention

    Pan Liyu – Silver

    Fu Xinghong – Bronze

    Tan Wei Ye – Bronze

    Liu Haixuan – Honourable Mention

     

    RI-HCI Astrigue 2017

    Jointly organised by Raffles Astronomy Club and Hwa Chong Institution’s Astronomy Club,  Astrigue is an annual astronomy competition targeted at secondary school students

     

    AstroChallenge 2017

    Senior Team - Champions

    Lee Vint Ve - Top individual (senior)

    Junior Team – Champions

     

    Eureka 2017

    Jointly organised by the science clubs of Raffles Institution, Eureka is an amazing race style science competition, targeted at students in secondary schools

     

    Overseas learning journey 2017

    17 students from Y1-6 Astronomy club joined the IPS-NYP Astronomy retreat, together with students from NUS, NUSHS, HCI and other schools. Held at Bintan, the clearer night sky provided better stargazing opportunities.

    Teacher Mentors

    Year 5-6

    Mr Wong Tze Yang (Year 5-6)
    tzeyang.wong[at]ri.edu.sg

    Ms Lim Ai Lin (Year 5-6)
    ailin.lim[at]ri.edu.sg

    Year 1-4

    Ms Geraldine Tan (Year 1-4)
    geraldine.tan[at]ri.edu.sg

    Mr Conrad Zheng
    conrad.zheng[at]ri.edu.sg

     

    Social Media

    @RafflesStargazers on Instagram