Astronomy Club

The main activities included field trips, competitions and workshops. We made use of computer simulations, documentaries, science fiction movies and model building in our learning.

To be a global leader in transforming ASTRONOMY learning

To nurture passionate ASTRONOMERS through applications of science and technology

See the BIG picture

Teacher-In-Charge:

Mrs Rachel Jang

Advisor

Mr Tan Hoe Teck

Currently, the club is using the following optical instruments:

  • NexStar 5SE Computerized Telescope
  • Meade StarNavigator 102-Millimeter Refractor Telescope
  • Celestron Omni XLT 150 – 6″ Newtonian Reflector Telescope on CG-4 Equatorial Mount
  • Orion StarBlast 6i IntelliScope
  • Coronado PST40 Solar Scope
  • Portable 90mm Maksutov Telescope
  • Ritchie-Chretien Computerised Telescope
  • Celestron Binoculars x 3

We are also using the following apparatus:

  • All Sky Camera
  • Orion Telescope Camera
  • Celestron Telescope Camera
  • RSPEC Spectroscopic system
    • Dagik Earth Projection System
    • RADIOJOVE Radiotelescope system
    • INSPIRE Radiotelescope system
    • SSID Radiotelescope system

The club also participates in Astronomy quizzes such as the Nanyang Polytechnic Astroquiz, the Astrigue Astronomy Quiz and the Galacsi Astronomy Quiz.

In 2015, SST came back with Silver awards in Most Creative Category, Alliance Category and Team Award Category. We also achieved a Bronze award in Alliance Category and Merit award in School participant Category.

In 2014 and 2015, we participate in the Cassini Essay Writing competition organized by NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

In 2014, we won the Explorer award for the most active participation in the Cassini Essay Writing competition. Furthermore, four students were given honorable mention awards.

SST Astronomy club achieved 3 Honourable Mention and 2nd place in the Cassini Essay writing competition

In 2015, SST Astronomy club achieved 3 Honourable Mention and 2nd place in the Cassini Essay writing competition. Furthermore, Chiu Chen Ning’s essay was published in the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s website reproduced below: