On April 24th, on the occasion of the 110th anniversary of Tsinghua University, a ceremony was held to celebrate the 20th birthday of Tsinghua Astronomy, Department of Astronomy (hereafter called DoA for short) at the Chuan Shan Academy—a classic and historical place.
Prof. Hua Feng hosted the ceremony. Prof. Shude Mao, chair of DoA, introduced the current status and the next-five-year plan of DoA. Prof. Tipei Li, Shuangnan Zhang and Charling Tao who led the Tsinghua Astronomy discipline in the past, told the history about how the astronomy discipline was established and grew during the last 20 years; they also expressed their fond memory and their best wishes for the future of DoA.
Several alumni representatives shared their unforgettable memories, studying and working experiences. Since some of the alumni and most of students cannot come to the scene due to covid-19, many of them attended online.
By the end of the ceremony, Zhiqiang Huang—the Vice President of Public Affairs and Michelle Gao—Director of Government Relations & Public Affairs for AMD Greater China along with Shude Mao awarded the "2020 AMD Scholarship" to graduate students, and Prof. Tipei Li awarded the "2020 Lin-Bridge Scholarship" to the most outstanding undergraduate student in astronomy in the year.
All the alumni, faculties and students enjoyed a happy gathering in the ceremony. We all looking forward to get together again at the 25th anniversary.