Chandigarh University students honoured with Citizen Scientists title by NASA

 Chandigarh University students honoured with ‘Citizen Scientists’ title by NASA

NASA recognizes Four Chandigarh University students as promising contributors to Aerospace

Four Chandigarh University (CU) students of Aerospace Engineering have been honoured with the prestigious title of Citizen Scientists by NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) under its renowned citizen science program – the International Astronomical Search Collaboration (IASC). With this accomplishment, CU students have made a mark as promising contributors to the field of space exploration and astronomy.

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CU students, namely Sonali Sahni, Anant Shah, Harsh Aditya Minz, and Abhishek Malhan, have been recognized as citizen scientists for their valuable contributions to observations of near-Earth objects and Main Belt asteroids by analysing the images from Pan-STARRS. During the asteroid research campaign, the team of four successfully detected an object (officially designated as ‘AST0001’) by using the Astrometrica software. The competition has contributed to better understanding of software Astrometrica and detailed analysis of Nasa Hubble Telescope images.

Notably, all the four CU students are pursuing BE Aerospace Engineering (third year) under CUCET Scholarship. Abhishek Malhan, hailing from Ludhiana in Punjab, has a 50% scholarship, meanwhile Sonali from Dhanbad, Jharkhand has a 30% scholarship. Moreover, Anant Shah from Banaras in Uttar Pradesh, and Harsh Aditya from Raipur in Chhattisgarh enjoy a 15% scholarship on their tuition fee.