Astronomical Training Programme for Secondary Students ("ATPSS") is co-organised by the Hong Kong Space Museum, the Department of Physics, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the Hong Kong Astronomical Society. It provides a comprehensive training in astronomy to local full-time Secondary 4 and Secondary 5 students. It aims to cultivate and promote students' interests in natural science.
Through an array of diversified activities with equal emphasis on theory and practical skills, ATPSS will enhance students' understanding of astronomy and boost their science literacy. More importantly, by nurturing students' abilities in problem-solving and organisation of activities, ATPSS hopes the students can apply what they have learnt in the programme to help promoting astronomy in schools. All local full-time Secondary 4 and Secondary 5 students are eligible to apply for ATPSS. To encourage participation from different schools, no more than three students from each school will be selected. By the information provided on the application forms, applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
- Past experience and participation in astronomical activities (40%)
- Interest and understanding of astronomy (40%)
- Personal vision (20%)
For details, please refer to the Chinese version.