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The First HUBS Collaboration Meeting at Tsinghua

The first HUBS collaboration meeting was held in Tsinghua on June 28, 2017. The Hot Universe Baryon Surveyor (HUBS) X-ray satellite concept, submitted by Prof. Wei Cui of the Tsinghua Center for Astrophysics, was selected in the preliminary round of decisions by the National Space Science Center (NSSC) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in April, and is being further developed for the next round of selections.


Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope Launched Successfully

On June 15th, 2017, the Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope (HXMT), China's first X-ray astronomical satellite, was launched successfully on the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center.


THCA Students Won Top Prize of Challenge Cup

On the afternoon of April 9th, 2017, the final review of the 35th Tsinghua Challenge Cup Competition was conducted in the Fifth Teaching Building. The student project 'Spatially Distributed Detection Network for the Electromagnetic Counterparts of Gravitational Wave Bursts', aka GRID (Gamma-Ray Integrated Detectors), won the top prize. THCA students play a key role in leading and developing the project.


To Explore the Dark Matter with DAMPE

On March 4th 2017, the 17th session of the "New Worlds, New Horizons" Public Lecture series was held in the Auditorium of Tsinghua University. Dr. Chang Jin, Deputy Director of the Purple Mountain Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and PI of the DAMPE project, presented the audience the breathtaking view of the satellite, its history and its missions. The lecture attracted approximately 500 on-site audiences and over 8900 on-line audiences.


Scholarship Award Ceremony & Pizza Party

In the afternoon of January 13th, 2017, the annual Scholarship Award Ceremony was held at S527, Mong Man-wai Science and Technology Building, Tsinghua University. Approximately 30 students and faculty participated in the event. Nine students were awarded the Tsinghua-AMD Scholarship, one student won the Lin-bridge Fellowship and two students were awarded the THCA Award Scholarship.


FAST - The Super Eye to Watch the Cosmos

On Dec. 19th 2016, the 16th session of the "New Worlds, New Horizons" Public Lecture series was held at Tsinghua Auditorium. The lecture was delivered by Prof. Di Li, Project Scientist of the FAST Program. The lecture attracted a large audience of students, faculties as well as the general public to attend. There were also 13,000 viewers watching the live lecture online.