Astronomy Club has fascinated students ever since the inception of the club with its innumerable activities related to the celestial world. Astronomy Club was formally started in the year 2004 under the aegis of S.P.A.C.E.(Science Popularization Association of Communicators and Educators.). Since then our students have participated in various programmes, seminars, workshops and competitions organized by S.P.A.C.E. The students have successfully completed different Modules corresponding to various levels of proficiency in knowledge of Astronomy.
- A team of two students Karan Aggarwal of class IX and Rohan Kalra of class X participated in the All India Asteroid Search Campaign from 1 June to 3 July. The campaign was organized by SPACE in collaboration with International Astronomical Search Collaboration(IASC), USA. In this program, students were expected to sift through exclusive sky image data provided by Astronomical Search Institute Observatory at Charleston, USA. They used computer software-Astrometrica to spot moving objects and identify asteriods. Our students have nine observations to their credit.
- Puneeta Bassi of IX-H, Maitreya Sharma and Shubhankar Shershia of X-D went on a seven day expedition to Beijing-Shanghai from 3 June to 10 June 2012. The trip was organized by SPACE to witness and capture the 'Transit of Venus', a phenomenon that will happen again after 105.5 years. This Project was a part of an international initiative taken by prestigious institutes like NASA, ESO, ISRO, JAXA, IAA, IUCAA and USO. Our school was a part of a team of 47 members comprising of students and teachers from different schools of Delhi and NCR
- A team of five students escorted by Ms. Anjali Virmani, Convenor Astronomy Club went on a five day long expedition to Hong Kong from 18 May to 22 May 2012. The trip was organized by SPACE to understand and witness the Annular Solar Eclipse and to capture the rare Ring of Fire with their personal Cameras. Students and teacher-escorts from different schools of Delhi and NCR participated in the programme.
- An overnight camp for sky observation was organized by SPACE, on 18 May 2012 for the astronomy club members of Module I & II. This session was attended by 53 students escorted by three teachers at SVM Institute of Polytechnic, Firozpur Jhirka, Mewat, Haryana. The objective of the field trip was to give practical knowledge to students in the use of basic astronomical equipments like- Latitude finder, Planisphere, sky map, telescope etc and to observe and identify- planets, constellations galaxies and many more celestial objects.
- Shreya Garg of X A and Eishabh Sobti of X G participated in a workshop 'Internet Telescope' organised by SPACE in collaboration with IASC (International Astronomical Search Collaboration), USA. A total of 80 schools participated. The workshop, conducted in two sessions, gave students an opportunity to remotely control telescope, to see and explore the night sky visible in USA and to take in depth pictures of celestrial objects such as asteroids, galaxies, nebulae etc using computer.
- A presentation by SPACE was organised on 2 April 2012 to make students aware of the two expedition namely-
- An expeditions to Hongkong in May to view 'Annular Solar Eclipse'.
- An expedition to Shanghai and Beijing in June to experience-Transit of Venus' a celestial event that happen once in 105 years.