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Organised in association with Pathani Samanta Planetarium, it fosters the intellect of students towards space science & astronomy.

After stupendous success of 10th edition of Tata Steel Young Astronomer Talent Search (YATS), the 11th edition is back with a bang! Organised in collaboration with Pathani Samanta Planetarium,this flagship event of the Tata Steel in Odisha, is aimed to promote the contributions of legendary Odisha astronomer, Pathani Samanta in the field of Astronomy. YATS seeks to identify and promote the talents of school students in the field of space science by providing them platforms to test and express their knowledge.

So what are you waiting for? Come and participate.

About Pathani Samanta Planetarium

Pathani Samanta Planetarium is a premier institute of Odisha promoting science, astronomy, astrophysics and space science under the administrative control of Science and Technology Department, Government of Odisha. It has advanced digital planetarium projection system imported from USA. Till date, the planetarium has presented more than 25 different kinds of programmes to the public. Apart from regular shows, other activities are also organized by the planetarium such as Journey to Planets, The Moon: Our Neighbor in Space, The Mars, The Myriad Sun, World & Weathers and The Starry Sky.


Young Astronomer Talent Search 2017-18

The format of the competition is as follows:
- Open Quiz Competition on astronomy (Eligibility: Classes VII & VIII)
- Essay Competition with a section containing objective questions on astronomy (Eligibility: Classes IX & X)

Topics for Essay Competition:

  • India's space program: Past, Present and Future
  • Application of space technology in development of mankind
  • India: The new front runner in world space program
  • INSAT and its history: Taking India on the international map


You have the choice to prepare on any of the topics and express your essay-writing skills when we visit your school!

Don’t just take our word for it

Winners

  • Amisha RanaMaheshwar Hindi Govt School
  • Deepam JyotiDelhi Public School
  • Amrita PanigrahiGovt. Girl's High School
  • Sushree Sangita MishraSulakhyana Devi Girl's High School
  • A. AsishKendriya Vidyalaya
  • Gautam NahakaSri Aurobind Purnanga Sikhya Kendra
  • Jagyanseni SahuSSVM, Dhanupali,Sambalpur
  • Subhasmita SamantrayGopabandhu High School
  • Khileswar SenRaja A.T High School, Khariar
  • Monalisa SiDAV Public School, Bandhbahal
  • Adarsh PriyaranjanSt. Mary's School
  • Prabhakar PandaNarayan Uccha Vidyapitha, Amrutia
  • Jyotirmayee DashKaliabuda Vidyaniketan
  • Namitri PradhanGovt. Girls High School (Durgapanga)
  • Soumen PradhanDAV Public School, MCL, Jagannath Area, Dera
  • Pooja PanigrahiGovt. Girl's High School, Bargarh
  • Dibyaranjan BiswalRatnakar Town High School, Baligohiri
  • Laxmipriya SinghGovt. Girl's High School, Sonepur
  • Yash ChoudhuryModern English School
  • Omkar Priyadarshan ParidaSri Aurobindo institute of integral Education
  • Ishan Subhankar Pradhan
  • Sarda Bharati Sahoo
  • Utkal Keshari Mishra
  • Neha Jena
  • Suchismita Beharta
  • Abinash Nayak
  • Ayush Dalai
  • Kanhaiya Dhanuka
  • Jessica Jogamaya
  • Priyabrata Mohanty
  • Naisargika Mishra
  • Debanjali Mohanty
  • Ankit Satapathy
  • Nishit Mohanty
  • Mahamaya Mishra
  • Animesh Bose
  • Jyotiraditya Nanda
  • Satabdi Sarangi
  • Pratiksha Tripathy
  • Prachi Bhoi
  • Abhilash-Mishra
  • Amit-Kumar-Khatua
  • Amit-Vaishnav
  • Amlan-Gourav-Mohapatra
  • Ankan-Swain
  • Ankita-Nayak
  • Anubhuti-Mishra
  • Baivab-Kumar-Padhiarai
  • Barnali-Das
  • B-Raghu-Yadav
  • Gouri-Shankar-Panda
  • Kushal-Singhal
  • Manish-Rajak
  • Milita-Pradhan
  • Ojaswita-Das
  • Sk-Adnan-Ali
  • Subham-Tripathy
  • Swadhi-Bharat
  • Swaraj Patnaik
  • Utkasrh-Dixit
  • Aditi Panigrahi
  • Anish Mohanty
  • Annwesha Panda
  • Ashutosh Sohela
  • Deepak Kumar Majhi
  • Issac Nayak
  • Manisha Panda
  • Prajnashree Pradhan
  • Pratyush Mohanty
  • Purnanda Swatishree Rath
  • Ritwik Raman Sahu
  • Sangeeta Sahoo
  • Sarthak Panda
  • Sibasankar Panigrahy
  • Sibashish Mohapatra
  • Siddharth Chandan Das
  • Sidharth Nanda
  • Somnath Jena
  • Subham Prasad Biswas
  • Subhasmita Rout