Maliyadeva college astronomical society held their Astronomical night "AUDAX '16" On 10th and 11th of june with Prof.Prabath Geekiyanage , the chief guest and with the presence of over 20 schools islandwide.
Thanks a lot for the ones who helped to make our event a success, Special credit goes to Picturematix Productions which held the Official Photographic partnership.
- As the annual astronomy day of Maliyadeva College approaches in June; we, Astronomical Society of Maliyadeva College is hoping to organize an astronomical night camp which test the skills of all the future astronomers which engage in the activity. The night camp is a combination of both traditional and modern astronomical competitions. The event consists of a traditional quiz and many practical Astronomical Physics and
Rocket Science tests.
From each school 10 students will be invited for this event. From them, 5 for the Workshop team and the remain will join with the Astronomical Night Camp. Participating for the Astronomical Camp is essential because the APK Thilakarathne Memorial Space Challenge Trophy, the main trophy of AUDAX 16 will be presented on the marksof this contest.
- AUDAX 16, Astronomical Exploration Night will be processed as follows,
Registrations for the Astronomical Camp and Quiz Programme will be started at 3.30pm (on 10th of June 2016) and it will continue until 5.30pm. At 6.00pm the Opening ceremony of AUDAX 16 will be started. The Chief Guest will address the gathering at 7.30pm and the Opening Ceremony will sum up at 9.00pm after the Lecture by Chief Guest. From 9.00pm to 9.30pm the Dinner will be served to all invitees at a different venue.
All students from invited schools will gather at the main hall at 9.30pm for the AUDAX 16 introduction lecture.This session will be carried by the Chief Organizer of AUDAX 16. The process of Astronomical Camp, Rules & Regulations will be presented at this event.
After that the gathering will be divided into 2 sections, The AUDAX Astronomical Camp and The AUDAX Astronomical Workshop. The students from invited schools who join with the Astronomical Camp and Practical Competition (team of 5) will be taken out from the main gathering at 10.00pm. Junior Members of Maliyadeva College Astronomical Society will join with the remaining invitees at the main gathering to join with the AUDAX Astronomical Workshop..It will run until 4.00am (11th of June 2016).
The AUDAX Astronomical Camp & Competition will be carried on at different venues in the school premises. There will be 10 different activities at 10 different places. The participating teams have to go through maximumnumber of these activities before 4.00am (11th of June 2016). Marks will beprovided for their performances at thosechallenges. There will be Practical tests on Rocketry,Astro Physics and Observation Astronomy. While this competition is going is on, refreshments will be provided twice at 12.00am and 2.00am.
At 4.30am all students who participated with the Astronomical Camp will join with the main gathering. Then the morning refreshments will be provided. From 4.30am a small Get-together with some entertaining events will be carried on. At the same time, judges will sum up all marks and scorings to select the winner of AUDAX 16. The closing ceremony of AUDAX 16 will be started at 6.00am. At this occasion certificates to the participated teams and tokens of appreciation will be presented. The event will sum up at 7.00 am after the presenting the Winner’s Trophy, the APK Thilakarathne memorial Space Challenge Trophy, to the Winners of AUDAX 16 together with the honorable title, “The Best Astronomical Team – 2016” .(Only the marks gain at the Practical tests are calculated in selecting the Champions, a separated trophy will be presented for the winners at the Quiz Competition)