Young Astronomer Talent Search for Class 8 to 10 Students

Following is an excerpt from a report in Pragativadi on this.

Tata Steel, in collaboration with Pathani Samanta Planetarium, will organise a Young Astronomer Talent Search (YATS). According to a Tata Steel release, all students from Class 8 to 10 from any school in Orissa are eligible to participate in the programme.

The YATS will be conducted in three stages. In the first phase, the students have to prepare an abstract within 500 words on any subject related to astronomy and space science and submit it with the concurrence of the heads of their respective institutions, either to Tata Steel or the Pathani Samanta Planetarium before October 15. In the second stage, the short-listed students will be called for the zonal camps and those selected in these camps will be invited to participate in the state-level camp.

The zonal camps will be held at Keonjhar, Jharsuguda, Jajpur, Bhubaneswar , Koraput and Berhampur and the State-level camp in Bhuibaneswar. The students participating in the zonal and state-level camps will be reimbursed for their actual expenses. About 100 students will be invited to each zonal camp.

Out of the 600 students participating in the six zonal camps, 150 will be invited to State-level camp. The best 10 models of the state-level camp will be awarded on the occasion of the 173rd birth anniversary of Mahamahopadhyay Chandrasekhar Singhsamant Harichandan Mahapatra, popularly known as Pathani Samanta, on December 13.

October 12th, 2007


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