Astronomy Olympiad Exposure Camp 2023

Department Of Astronomy, Astrophysics And Space Engineering
Indian Institute Of Technology Indore
Homi Bhabha Centre For Science Education
Tata Institute Of Fundamental Research

Indian Institute of Technology Indore located in Madhya Pradesh, known as IIT Indore or IITI, is an institute of national importance established by the Government of India in 2009. It caters to the research and development of a wide range of areas in science and technology. The Department of Astronomy, Astrophysics and Space Engineering (DAASE) at IIT Indore was established in December 2015 as an interdisciplinary division at IIT Indore, focusing on a wide range of research topics in the domain of Astronomy and Space weather and navigation studies.
Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) is a national centre of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai. The broad goals of the centre are to promote equity and excellence in science and mathematics education from primary school to undergraduate college level. It is India’s nodal centre for Olympiad programmes in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Astronomy, and Junior Science.

Applications are invited from teachers and educators for Olympiad Exposure Camps in Astronomy which will be organised at the Indian Institute of Technology Indore (IIT Indore). The camp is not intended for students and they need not apply.

Camp Objective:
The primary objective of the camp is to spread awareness about the national and international Olympiad programme in Astronomy. An orientation towards the academic and organisational aspects of the Astronomy Olympiad will be provided. The camp also serves as a platform for productive interaction within the teacher community.

Camp Structure:
Olympiad Exposure Camp in Astronomy will be an in-person camp held entirely at IIT Indore, Indore, during 24 to 27 February 2023. The camp will consist of multiple lecture and tutorial sessions, educational visits, night sky observation and telescope handling sessions. Typical topics covered will be celestial mechanics, optics, positional astronomy, stellar physics etc.

Dates and Venue:
24 to 27 February 2023 at IIT Indore.

Travel and Accommodation:
Participants will be reimbursed to and fro travel fare as per their entitlement (maximum II-AC train fare). Food and accommodation at IIT Indore will be provided for all participants.

Who can apply?
• University/college teachers of physics or astronomy
• High school science teachers (with a background in physics/mathematics)
• Astronomy outreach personnel from scientific institutions, staff of planetaria and science museums, as well as active amateur astronomers
• Students and applicants below the age of 23 years will not be considered.
• It is preferred that the participants have a background in Physics and/or Mathematics.
• Previous participants of Astronomy Olympiad Exposure Camps will not be considered again. Previous participants of Olympiad Exposure Camps in other subjects may be considered subject to the availability of seats.

Application process:
• Click here to fill out the online application form.
• Last date of application: 4 February 2023.
• Intimation regarding selection will be communicated by 10 February 2023.
• Selected participants will be invited through an official letter sent over email.
• Any queries regarding the camp can be sent to .