Observational Astronomy Workshop

Star Party workshop is one of the pioneering astronomy workshops in Sri Lanka. From the beginning to this time, this have been the place of improvement for the amateur astronomers. We are giving this great opportunity to students from grade 8 to 10 this time too.
Astronomical workshop selection criteria is as follows.
 Maximum of 80 students can participate for the workshop of Star Party'20.
 We will select among the applicants according to a school team basis.
 Maximum 5 students per team from a school are allowed to participate in this event.
 Priority will be given to the schools, who are not selected to the main competition.
Our aim of the workshop is, Promotion of Astronomy among school, who are well interested in the subject, yet having poor experience in practical astronomy to make successful astronomers for our future!
Main areas of the syllabus include,
 Basics of general astronomy
 Observation astronomy
o Introduction
o Moon observation and mapping
o Jupiter, Saturn, Mars observation and mapping
o Constellation mapping
o Observation of deep sky objects and mapping
o Making observation reports
o Sky map
o Basics of celestial sphere
 Telescopes
o Introduction
o Optics of a telescope
o Telescope assembling
o Telescope mounting to sky object
 Introduction to cosmology and astrophysics
 Astrobiology
 Astrophotography and practical using
 Rocketry
o Introduction
o Basic Theory and mechanics with Newton's laws
o Water rocket - introduction & group activity
 Puzzle
 Final Examination
This will be conducted by the Old Anandian Astronomical Association in collaboration with Star Party Group. Valuable tutor guides and handbooks will be distributed to all the participants on this venture. At the conclusion of the workshop the participants will be tested with a theory paper and a practical test where the team which scores the highest will be awarded the "Uprising Team of Star Party 2020".

About Me

President of Astronomical Research Institute, Sri Lanka Researcher and Lecturer in Astronomy Microbiologist (Profession) Group Quality Control Specialist at ORANA.DK (Current Appointment) Diploma in Quality Management (SLSI) Graduated in Astronomy and Astrophysics (International School for Young Astronomers - (IAU) B.Sc Hons. Microbiology (Sp.) - University of Kelaniya Hon. Mention Diploma in Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA, China) ISO/IEC 17025 Certified Assessor in SLAB Former National Point of Contact for Sri Lanka at United Nations' Space Generation Advisory Council. Former Trainer and Lecturer for Sri Lanka Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad (2011 - 2016) Team Member for research team members at IASC, AAVSO,...


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