Astronomy is one of the few disciplines of science, which interests amateurs and scientists alike. History of the subject suggests that quite a few major discoveries were made by Amateurs and later verified by professional astronomers.
Astro NITR is an effort towards kindling the interests in the student of National Institute of Technology Rourkela. We started out as a discussion forum with just 4 people. In two years time, we have 30 members and are an active club at the institute. We provide a platform for amateur astronomers and hobbyists to pursue their interests. The exchange of information and spreading of general awareness about various astronomical events find a common platform in the club.
Innovision is the annual technical festival of National Institute of Technology Rourkela. Earlier known as CONFLUENCE, this brainchild of technical society has grown to be one of the biggest and most reputed technical-management festivals in Odisha.
Innovision is a platform for ambitious and spirited engineering student to compete in various events related to their trades and interests. The events are so designed that the participants will surely need to imagine and innovate the techniques they know, rather than go by the books. The theme – DREAM, CREATE, CONQUER is fitting and elucidated in the events.
Plentiful opportunities are provided to the participants to learn and live through the true spirit behind engineering – the need to intensify their mind’s eye; the need to create a new technique or product for the world; the need to compete not only to win, but also to learn.
Astro NITR also has its share at Innovision.
As part of our learning process, our members, blog every week. Our niche includes basics of astronomy and astrophysics. We try & connect our posts with the recent astronomical events and discoveries.