To answer your cosmic conundrums, 'Nakshatra' by IIT Indore to make a comeback

To answer your cosmic conundrums, 'Nakshatra' by IIT Indore to make a comeback

Registration for the fest is open for all till March 28

The Astronomy Club at IIT Indore is conducting its second astronomy fest, 'Nakshatra' from March 25 to March 28. Students from everywhere and from any stream are invited to become a part of the fest. The festival itinerary includes a number of talks on various topics about astronomy, quiz competitions, art competitions, meme-making competitions, workshops and more. Winners of the events will be rewarded with prizes worth ₹12,000 and winning certificates. Read on to know more about the event schedule.

Talks between subject experts from IIT and other institutes

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Apart from the seemingly more fun competitions, the fest will also feature a number of StarTalks by subject experts in astronomy like Mr Kazim Hussain, Mr Keshav Aggarwal, etc. According to the festival itinerary, topics like cosmology, SETI, etc. will be discussed during these sessions.

Workshops on astrometry are also planned to be conducted on two days of the fest. These astrometry workshops will involve getting familiar with various astronomical instruments with a primary focus on antenna modelling for radio signal transmissions.

Quiz competitions in the fest will be based on various trivia points in astronomy and astrophysics. In addition to prizes, the top three winners will also receive winning certificates while the top 5 participants in each competition will receive an achievement certificate. No participant will return empty-handed since the organisers also plan on handing out participation certificates.

Nakshatra 2.0: Event schedule

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  1. StarTalks by Mr. Kazim Hussain on Cosmology | Date: March 25 | Timings: 19:00 to 20:00
  2. Problem Statement 1: Witness the toughest cosmic conundrums | Date: March 26, 10:00 to April 3, 23:59
  3. Quiz Round 1 | Date: March 26 | Timings: 12:00 to 19:30
  4. Workshop Session 1 (Astrometry) | Date: March 26 | Timings: 15:00 to 16:00
  5. StarTalks by Mr. Keshav Aggarwal on SETI | Date: March 26 | Timings: 17:00 to 18:00
  6. Problem Statement 2 | Date: March 27, 10:00 to April 3, 23:59
  7. Quiz Round 2 | Date: March 27 | Timings: 12:00 to 20:30
  8. Workshop Session 2 (Astrometry) | Date: March 27 | Timings: 15:00 to 16:00
  9. Professor Talk by Dr Rajkumar Hajra | Date: March 27 | Timings: 17:00 to 18:00
  10. StarTalks by Mr. Avinash Kumar Himanshu on 'From Then Till Now' | Date: March 28 | Timings: 19:00 to 20:00
If you are an astronomy enthusiast and spend your time daydreaming about the cosmos, you can register for the fest

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