Astronomy Olympiad Exposure Camp 2019

Workshop For : University/college teachers of physics or astronomy, high school science teachers (with background in physics/mathematics)
No of Days : 04
Date : 05/11/2019 to 08/11/2019
Co-ordinators : Aniket Sule and Pritesh Ranadive

Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) is a national centre of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai. The broad goals of the centre are to promote equity and excellence in science and mathematics education from primary school to undergraduate college level. It is India’s nodal centre for Olympiad programmes in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Astronomy, and Junior Science.

Camp Objective
The primary objective of this camp is to spread awareness about the national Olympiad programme, in particular, the Astronomy Olympiad. An orientation towards the academic and organizational aspects of the Astronomy Olympiad will be provided. The camp also serves as a platform for productive interaction within the teacher community.

Camp Structure
The camp will consist of multiple lecture sessions and tutorials on different topics in astronomy such as celestial mechanics, observational astronomy, positional astronomy and observable properties of stars. Night sky observation sessions, including telescope handling, will also be held.

Travel and Accommodation
Participants will be reimbursed to and fro travel fare as per their entitlement (maximum II-AC). Food and accommodation in the HBCSE Guest House will be provided for all participants.

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