The National Astronomy Challenge
The National Astronomy Challenge is an initiative that aims to build the cosmic perspective of every young learner towards the 21st Century domains like Astronomy and Space Science. The challenge aims to develop young children’s understanding through competitiveness while amplifying their area of interest in Astronomy and Space Science.
We are into our 4th edition and we are proud to have touched the lives of so many youngsters who aspire to be Astrophysicists, Aeronautical engineers, Rocket Engineers, Scientists, and Researchers.
Meet some of the NAC champions of the previous editions:
Podar International School(CBSE), Powai
Air Force School
Shiv Nadar School
DCM Presidency School
Billabong High International School
Bal Bharati Public School
Mahediya Afzoon Momin
Sana International School
DCM Presidency School
K Hari Shankar
New Horizon Gurukul School
Maharaja Agarsain Public School,
The Indian High School
Kothari International School
Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Taylor Road
Calcutta Boys School
Delhi Private School
P.S. Karthick Lakshman
Pushpalatha Vidya Mandir
Why should you participate in NAC 2021?
Focused on Astronomy & Space
Building a generation of future space explorers and researchers is a rigorous process. NAC is a platform that handholds and nurtures aspirants/enthusiasts who desire to establish their careers in Astronomy and Space.
Designed & led by Astronomers
Led by Dr. Mila Mitra, former NASA scientist and her team of qualified engineers & astrophysicists who are passionate about astronomy. Children will be learning from the best out there.
Engagement Led Learning / Olympiad
Our focus is on holistic learning. Each month, we have planned exciting, gripping, fun-filled sessions for young learners so that they remain engaged while preparing for the NAC.
Access to world class content
Our philosophy of establishing awareness and imparting knowledge on Astronomy and Space Science is through Dynamic Content. Designed with precision and innovative strategies by experts, the preparatory content resonates with every grade and prepares you for the exam and beyond.
Get an opportunity to visit the ISRO facility at Sriharikota, get access to an exclusive Cosmic Kids Club membership and learn in-depth about Space and Astronomy.
It is not just about the Success!
NAC is just more than an Olympiad. It doesn’t matter if you win or lose, the journey of learning is worth remembering!
Extending more knowledge this year, NAC offers a bouquet of unique programs to create an everlasting experience for the participants. Participants get the opportunity to go through a month-wise engagement journey with activities like – Conversation with Astronomers, Scientists and Academicians, Hands-on Workshops, Webinars, Quizzes and a lot more.
Webinar - Future of Astronomy and Space Science
Session : What's in the night sky - Spotting Planets & constellations
Webinar - Entrepreneurship in space industry
Meet - A space entrepreneur
Mega Quiz (Solar System)
Session - What's in the night sky - Special celestial events
Webinar - World space Week celebration - 'Women in Space'
JWST - The future of space telescopes
Mega Quiz (Space Missions)
Creative challenge - Illustrating Life in space - a challenge through a Painting/ Cartoon
Webinar - Aditya L1 Mission
Mega Quiz (Observing the Sky)
Workshop - New Age Astronomy
( Make your own mission model)
Activity - Snap and Capture the Sky - Mobile photography of celestial objects
Meet an Astronaut/Astronomer
Ask an Astronomer - Live Interaction with an Astronomer: Your chance to bring us any questions
An Excursion to ISRO with NAC
The NAC Champions
1st and 2nd rank holders get an opportunity to visit the ISRO facility at Sriharikota.
Interaction with Scientists,
3-days experiential astronomy camp