Competitions held at STAC


Numerous competetions are organised by STAC covering varied aspects of knowledge. Winners of various competitions held under STAC and event details are featured here. Note there are many other events too! You will discover many of them this year.

Aurora
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A paper presentation event held in the annual intra-college tech fest of IIT Mandi, Zenith. Shikha Suman(in photo) was the winner of this event. She gave nice presentation on fermi paradox.

WhatsUp
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A successful event on a clear sky. Shreya Lanjewar was the winner followed by Arshita Kalra and Karthik Kathuria. They were supposed to locate as many messier objects as possible.

Hackathons
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STAC organised hackathon in which we were supposed to extract astronomical data and make an interface for data analysis and results. Photo featuring the winning team, lead by Shreyas Bapat.

Pandora's Box
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The second edition of Zenith observed a participation of 80. It was a written quiz focussing on Astrophysics covering the topic of Relativity too. Photo featuring the winner, Abhijeet.

What we do as a Club?


STAC is a club where one can explore every corner of the technical knowledge he/she has! Have a look towards what we do! You are encouraged to knock our doors anytime. :) If you feel like taking a session on Astrophysics/Robotics/Programming/Star-Gazing or anything related to STAC (Which is in fact everything ;) ), just write a mail to stac@students.iitmandi.ac.in.

Astrophysics

Core Astrophyisics and related Mathematics, from Black holes to String Theory, from Expanding Universe to BigCrunch, we discuss everything here!

Astronomy

Sky gazing, Messier Hunts, Sky Reading and what not! From studying Stellar evolution to operating telescopes (Even building one)!

Space Technology

Working on Radio Telescope, making our own balloon-sats and cube-sats, applying ML/DL algorithms for analysing the data collected by telescopes

Astro-photography

Having the privilege of living in a very serene place with amazing sky, some members are over-enthusiastic for capturing the night sky in the cameras..

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Zenith'19 - The Annual Intra-College Astrofest

Zenith is the annual intra-college Astrofest organised by the club. The astrofest saw a large participation with enthusiastic astrophysicists talking about various amazing topics ranging from Black Holes to Galaxies in "Aurora". Some Computer Science Enthusiasts did a week long hacking to create amazing applications. On the other side of campus of IIT Mandi, some students were participating in "Pandora's Box" to win cool prizes. This all was flavoured by some amazing talks by Bhavya Bhatt, Abhijeet Manhas and Shreyas Bapat.

Prizes Worth:

₹ 8000

Participants:

120

Days:

7

Talks:

3

Future Prospects and Ongoing Projects


A brief about our ongoing projects and what we plan to do in the future. We invite you to collaborate with us or/and sponsor our projects.
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A 12" Telescope is under construction. We have already made it's body and we are about to start with mount!
The challenge is to make it automatic!

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3-day visit to Dongla Observatory and get permission to remotely access it
We are also planning to have one at our campus!!

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We will organise a rocket making and launching workshop. This would surely be a great learning experience for us and thrilling too!

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We will try to build a rover which can be used for extraterrestrial data collection. It would be first tested on hills of kamand!

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Becoming part of SWAN project and install radio telescopes to initiate radio astronomy related research in our as well as nearby institutes.

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

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

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