The CoEP Astronomy club in association with the Boat Club Quiz Club conducted Quiztronomy – the annual astronomy themed quiz. It includes all aspects of astronomy, it’s fiction, it’s mythology. Held in the CoEP campus, this quiz sees a wide participation from different schools and colleges in Pune.
The quiz took place on 4th February, 2012 and received a good response. Around 40 teams participated which had to crack a set of 25 questions for the elimination round. Based on this, 6 teams made it to the final. The final round comprised of 36 questions all on varied topics related to astronomy and astrophysics.
Prizes worth Rs.15,000 were awarded to the winners and finalists. The first prize winners - Omkar Moghe and Swapnil Phulse of CoEP – received trophies along with cash prize of Rs. 2000 and Landmark vouchers worth Rs. 3000. The Symbiosis school, which had the maximum participation, was given the Best Contingent Award and was given vouchers worth Rs. 500. The audience was also made a part of the quiz. Questions were directed to the members in the audience and prizes were given out for every correct attempt.
The event was hosted by Gautam Akiwate, Payas Awadhutkar and Omkar Yarguddi – members of the CoEP Astronomy Club. Dr. S.T. Vagge , Dean, Student Activities , graced the occasion with his presence. The quiz was highly appreciated by the participants and the club members.