STAC | IIT MANDI


STAC is a club where one can explore every corner of the technical knowledge they have! The club enables students to not only enhance their knowledge about the different aspects related to astronomy and astrophysics but also use the technologies available to develop their skills that will help them in future. Its activities include observing astronomical objects and bodies, organizing talks about astronomy and astrophysics, doing projects related to space technology. The club organizes two major fests in an academic year: Astrax, an inter-college astro-meet and Zenith, an intra-college astronomy fest. There are various discussions, quizzes, talks, hackathons that STAC organizes throughout the year.The vision of the club is to become self sufficient so that in the coming future, we discover new celestial bodies, publish research papers, participate and win inter-college events, be a part of the projects by leading organisations in the field of astronomy (NASA, ISRO, ESA etc) and much more.

What we Do As a Club?


Fests


Zenith - The Annual Intra-College Astrofest

Zenith is the annual intra-college Astro-fest organized in odd semester with many exciting events, talks and prizes. Its first edition was organized in 2018.

Astrax

AstraX, the inter-college Astro-Meet, is the center of attraction for students and professors with an inclination towards computational and theoretical astronomy.Various keynotes, events, discussions are organized throughout the duration of the astro-meet.

Utkarsh

Utkarsh is the intra-college technical fest of IIT Mandi. STAC organizes some events in the fest every year.

Future Prospects And Ongoing Projects


SATLABS

An ambitious plan to make own blimp satellite which can send various observational data of at least Mandi district, do image processing, DL, etc. on that data.

SATLABS

Extraterrestrial Rover

 The club will try to build a rover which can be used for extraterrestrial data collection. It would be first tested on hills of Kamand.

Extraterrestrial Rover

12" Telescope

A 12" Telescope is under construction. The club has already made it's body and is about to start with mount. The challenge is to make it automatic.

12" Telescope

Star Tracker

A software and hardware to capture cool pics of deep sky objects.

Star Tracker

Observatory

An observatory to observe celestial bodies.

Observatory

Achievements


Orbital-Simulator, 5th place in Inter IIT Tech Meet 2017

Exoplanet-Detection, Inter IIT Tech Meet 2017

Bronze Medal in Star Cluster Identifier hackathon, Inter IIT Tech Meet 2018

MiraPy, python package for deep learning in Astronomy

EinsteinPy, an open source python package dedicated to problems arising in General Relativity and gravitational physics