All India Asteroid Search Campaign 2016: Hunt for Asteroids in its Phase 2

All India Asteroid Search Campaign 2016

All India Asteroid Search Campaign 2016, an outreach programme of SPACE conducted in India, in association with International Astronomical Search Collaboration (IASC), conducted by Dr. Patrick Miller of Hardin Simmons University, USA.

For 2016, the campaign is been divided into 2 phases each lasting a month, for which training workshop will be provided by SPACE. A total number of 90 teams, each team (2 participants), will be trained to search asteroids in the Main Belt Asteroid through advanced data analysis and specially designed software.

 In All India Asteroid Search Campaign 2016, students has been getting data from the ‘Pan Starrs’ (The Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System) Telescope, which is located at Hawaii, US and uses a 1.8m (60 inch) telescope to survey the sky to look for asteroids, comets and Near Earth Objects (NEO). The most fascinating fact about Pan Starrs telescope is that it is equipped with the largest digital camera ever built on Earth.

During the conduction of its Phase 1, enthusiastic participants have discovered 436 Preliminary Discovery with their hard effort and data analysis skills. With the same fervent and passion, hunt for asteroids continues in its Phase 2, SPACE has finalized the Selected Participants for Phase 2 of All India Asteroid Search Campaign 2016.

 

School Participant 1 Participant 2
G. D. Goenka Public School, Model Town, Delhi Reva Karkal Sankalp Aggarwal
Apeejay School, Sainik Vihar, Pitampura, Delhi Nandini Mehrotra Hriday Sahni
Delhi Public School, Sector 19, Faridabad, Haryana Priyanshu Ghosh Chehak Mittal
Ved Vyasa D.A.V. Public School, Vikas Puri, New Delhi Dhruv Boolchandani Deep Anand
Vikas Bharati Public School, Rohini, Delhi Sagar Draveriya Naman Jain
Ryan International School, Sector 40, Gurgaon, Haryana Akshansh Khokhar Rimjhim Raina
G. D. Goenka Public School, Paschim Vihar, New Delhi Mandeep Singh Parth Sharma
Hillwoods Academy, Preet Vihar, Delhi Aakash Goyal Yash Goyal
Ryan International School, Sector-25, Rohini, Delhi Mukund Saini Akshit Rao
Lotus Valley International School, Sector 126, Noida, Uttar Pradesh Dheeraj Deshpande Ansh Bal Dixit
Sapphire International School, Sector-30, Noida, Uttar Pradesh Aaryan Pandita Yash Jakhmola
Delhi Public School International, Pushp Vihar, New Delhi Aman Gulati Ashutosh Tripathi
St. Thomas’ School, Dwarka, Delhi Kaushkee Vats Rattan Singh
Ryan International School, Mayur Vihar-Phase III, New Delhi Lakshay Aggarwal Tikshnanshu Sharma
Bal Bharati Public School, Sector 12, Dwarka, Delhi Pranjal Kumar Aadhar Srivastava
D.A.V. Public School, Sector-48-49, Gurgaon Hardik Suhag Aanvi Yadav
Sachdeva Public School, Sector-13, Rohini, Delhi Kartikay Patiyar Harsh Bansal
Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan’s Mehta Vidyalaya, KG Marg, New Delhi Farooq Farid Pranay Kumawat
St. Mary’s School, Sector 19, Dwarka, Delhi Rushil Kumar Gunwant Jain
Bal Bharati Public School, Sector 14, Rohini, Delhi Vibudh Sharma Divyam Miglani
D.A.V. Public School, Sector 14 Campus, Gurgaon, Haryana Aarjav Mehta Yash Kumar
G. D. Goenka Public School, Sector 22, Rohini, Delhi Trimanjot Singh Anand Aman Dheer
Ramjas School, Pusa Road, New Delhi Ayush Pratap Singh Ishan Gupta
Delhi Public School, Sector Gamma II, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh Vibhor Jain Utkarsh Saxena
G. D. Goenka Public School, Sector-TAU, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh Divyansh Soumya Jain
St. John’s Public School, Medavakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu Sajith Mithranjan. S Alwyn Jose Raja
Hiranandani Upscale School, Egattur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu Vishwath Ramchandran Vishweshwar Ramanakumar
Shri Natesan Vidyasala Matric. Hr. Sec. School, Chennai, Tamil Nadu Kishore Kumar . T Siva Magadev M
DAV Public School, Pakhowal Road, Ludhiana, Punjab Harshun Bhardwaj Tanveen Kaur
Bal Bharati Public School, Phase-3, Dugri, Ludhiana, Punjab Gursahib Singh Ketan Saggar
Spring Dales Sr. Sec. School, Sherpur Road, Ludhiana, Punjab Sahaj Avtar Singh Vaanipreet Kaur
Nankana Sahib Public School, Gill Road, Ludhiana, Punjab Kanwar Amitoj Singh Amiteshwar Kaur
USPC Jain Public School, Chandigarh Road, Ludhiana, Punjab Shubham Bhanot Mehak Kumari
SD Jain Modern School, Surat, Gujarat Samaksh Khatri Arzoo Raheem
GD Goenka International School, Surat, Gujarat Raj Vijay Sonar Divyeshwari Vansadia
Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, University of Delhi Tushar Sharma Akash Kulshreshtha
Zakir Hussain Delhi College, University of Delhi Preksha Sethia Nitin Bisht
Poornima University, Jaipur, Rajasthan Yogesh kumar Joshi Surbhi Joshi
CL Gupta World School, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh Gorang Vishnoi Anshu Pandey
Amity Institute of Applied Sciences, Amity University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh Khanak Bhargav Prachi Garella
CRPF Public School, Rohini, Delhi Yash Sethia Sarthak Jain
GG International School, Pune, Maharasthra Saanchi Thawani Dain Shati
Ryan International School, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra Srinjan Mukherjee Ankur Juwatkar

Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat, Gujarat
Mradumay Sadh Maulik Bhatt
Delhi Public School, Surat, Gujarat Vaibhav Ahir

 

Congratulations to All India Asteroid Search Campaign 2016 participants to hunt many more Asteroids!

Written By:

Monica Sangwan

Assistant Manager- Public Relations

SPACE India

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