By SEDS in University of Colombo
A chapter under SEDS Sri Lanka
“INTO THE STARS” is a global knowledge exchange program to enhance the skills of young SEDSers and incorporate with international SEDS chapters as one family. Due to the global pandemic situation, the program is planned to be held online.
SEDS UOC (Students for the Exploration and Development of Space – University of Colombo) is a society of the University of Colombo that consists of undergraduates who are enthusiastic about various aspects related to space exploration and development.
Being the national SEDS group, SEDS Sri Lanka governs 16 chapters established under it with members from a number of government and private universities, as well as a separate chapter for school children named SEDS Juniors.
Dr. K.V.S. Prasadh
Department of Physics University of Ruhuna
Mr. Yasith Lakmal Ramawickrama
Lecturer at Sri Lanka Planetarium
Former NPoC for Sri Lanka in SGAC
Asia - Pacific Space Leader Awardee 2019
Mr. Isuru Priyaranga
Teaching Assistant at University of Colombo/Microbiology Researcher
Dr. Aravinda Sumanarathna
CEO of Eco Astronomy Sri Lanka, Senior Research Scientist
Ms. Thashmila Araliya
Chairman of SEDS Sri Lanka
What if you crash-landed on a foreign planet and were left with nothing except for your own knowledge? Can you find your way back, "Into the Stars"?... 🛸
Good thing you have this guide... it'll be of great use for you to find your way back home...Handbook
The first thing you need to do is to know your bearings. A picture of the night sky to make a map of the skies and a simple way to tell the time would help your observations...🔭
DEADLINE: Sunday, 11th July 3pm (IST)
Now as for the second week, we need to scout the surrounding area and gather more
information about this planet. But you don’t have enough time to do it yourselves.
So you need to draw up
an imaginary rover to help you with this. Make sure to make your submission before the deadline.
DEADLINE: Thursday, 15th July 11.59 PM (IST)
Alright, now we have to collect information on the climate and environment of this planet in
order to find a place and time for your launch. 🚀
For this we are going to need a satellite! You need to,
1. Design a satellite.
2. Write up a report on innovative applications of cube satellites using the template given in the handbook.
And some exciting incentive 🤫, the team with the best Cube Satellite can present (you won't be competing) theirs at the finals of the upcoming CubeHack event! 🤩
DEADLINE: Thursday 22nd July 11.59 PM (IST)
“Everybody has talent, it's just a matter of moving around until you've discovered what
- George Lucas💫
We are delighted to announce the Cultural Night with the Into the Stars crew that is happening on 24th of July from 7.00PM (IST) onwards. It is going to be a night to celebrate our diverse cultures throughout the world with a showcase of talent and expression.
So let’s come together and enjoy this aurora of talent blended with the vivid colours of our cultures. Let us dance in this harmony till the curtain calls.
Now that we have examined the ground and the skies, it’s time to build the vehicle that’s
going to bring you back to us. Your rocket!🚀
This is a crucial step for everyone so be careful!
1. Design a model rocket.
2. Simulate the model rocket.
Please use the demo version of Kerbal Space Program and follow the instructions we have given✨
DEADLINE: Thursday 29th July 11.59pm. (IST)Instructions
We are excited being so close to seeing you back on our mothership! 🚀
Now the only thing standing between us are your space suits. 👩🚀
So you need to start designing your space suits and also design a mission patch to put on
1. Design a space suit.
2. Design a mission patch.
3. Write a Sci-Fi story about a situation on a spaceship. (Refer the handbook for the beginning of the story)
DEADLINE: 5th August 2021.⏳ (IST)
Finally everything is ready to bring you back! 🤩
Everyone is so excited to see you again. But, the word came from home for us to bring back
something from our little adventure.
So we are going to have to ask you to find out about Biomedical Science and Astrobiology
have uncovered so we could use those facts in our research too!
DEADLINE: Thursday 12th August 11.59pm. (IST)Instructions
“Well, here at last, dear friends, on the shores of the Sea comes the end of our
fellowship in Middle-earth. Go in peace! I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears
are an evil.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King💫
What a night this was! And what a journey this has been. We thank you all for joining with us on this special night to say goodbye in style for Into the Stars. We hope you’ve gained a lot of new things and got to know new people in your time with us in this global knowledge event. It is bittersweet to say but from all of us, we bid you farewell.👋
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