Today marks the second last-day of our Astronomy Club Journey. Overall, looking back, it has really been a fruitful journey thus far. I have learnt so much in my 4 years here and needless to say, I am throughly sad to have the journey to end abruptly. Today, we brushed up on more Astronomy theory such as Keplar's Law of Planetary Motion as well as start on a new practical: building rockets! The practical led me on a little nostalgia trip a year ago when we were assigned the same task. Back then, our rocket was a complete utter failure but, after learning quite alot on rocket building last year, i am absolutely eager to apply what i learnt last year and hopefully or rocket flies better this time. Fingers crossed.
- Keplars law of Planetary Motion
1. All planets move about the Sun in elliptical orbits, having the Sun as one of the foci.
2. A radius vector joining any planet to the Sun sweeps ot equal areas in equal lengths of time
3. Useful for finding out the size and distance of planets from our Earth.
4. Used for planets in other galaxies like the andromeda Galaxy
Friday, 23 March 2018
Today marks the first day for our Astro Club meetings in Term 2. Following a new term, I intend to try to change some things about my personality that I would not go into detail about. I was shocked when I realised that today is the 2nd last day of our CCA journey here in SST. As per usual, we sat through some admin stuff in the beginning of the lesson. One thing that caught my attention were the upcoming potential leaders of the Astronomy club. It was heartening to see that the club will be in safe responsible hands for the future club members to enjoy. After that, the Sec 4s were assigned to a different room. There, we had a blast reviewing the paper in which the Sec 1s had to take if they desire to join Astronomy. The questions were quite challenging as they ranged from general knowledge like the sizes and position of the planets to harder questions like Keplers Law of Planetary Motion.
Thursday, 8 February 2018
Its been our sixth meeting so far this year and honestly, everyone of them has been amazing so far. Although some of the things presented were already learnt in the previous years like the composition of the sun, etc. , it was still very refreshing to learn especially with the new twist that our juniors have made. Watching and hearing their presentation today has given me further insight to the world of astronomy and I look forward to seeing what they bring to the table in the future
Friday, 5 January 2018
Today marks the first day of Astronomy in 2018. Obviously, i am very excited to finally be a senior to the club that i joined 4 years ago. Nonetheless, i am also sad by the fact that i will be leaving in 3 months time. The club has played an important part of my curriculum over the past 3 years and to part ways with it would be very weird and honestly tragic to me. With that being said, i intend to make the most of the events planned in the short, short months and to look forward to every single on planned in the near future with the intent to make the most out of every opportunity