National ASTRONOMY CHALLENGE
The largest Olympiad on
Astronomy & Space

Stimulating scientific curiosity and creativity among young children through challenges, activities, and STEM Skills.

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:

Year

Kartik Iyer
Mumbai

Podar International School(CBSE), Powai

Devraj Sharma
New Delhi

Air Force School

Suhani Mukherjee
Gurgaon

Shiv Nadar School

Sargunpreet Kaur
Ludhiana

DCM Presidency School

Naina Bansal
Noida

Billabong High International School

Manas Gupta
Varanasi

Sunbeam School

Swastik Sharma
Subroto Park

Airforce School

Somanshu Aikat
Rohini

Bal Bharati Public School

Mahediya Afzoon Momin
Nanded

Sana International School

Kunjal Aggarwal
Ludhiana

DCM Presidency School

K Hari Shankar
Bangalore

New Horizon Gurukul School

Dhanad Jha
Ashok Vihar

Maharaja Agarsain Public School,

Saswata Nayak
Dubai

The Indian High School

Ryansh Gupta
Noida

Kothari International School

Rohit R
Chennai

Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Taylor Road

Rick Banerjee
Kolkata

Calcutta Boys School

Raghav Krishna
Sharjah

Delhi Private School

P.S. Karthick Lakshman
Tirunelveli

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.

Experience

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.

August

Webinar - Future of Astronomy and Space Science

Session : What's in the night sky - Spotting Planets & constellations

September

Webinar - Entrepreneurship in space industry

Meet - A space entrepreneur

Mega Quiz (Solar System)

Session - What's in the night sky - Special celestial events

October

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

November

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

December

Meet an Astronaut/Astronomer

Mega Quiz

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,
Academicians and
Entrepreneurs

3-days experiential astronomy camp

Award Felicitation

Not just great content, we have exciting prizes for our champions as well.

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