June Training Camp: Groupings

JUNE TRAINING CAMP
21 June 2017, 0800
22 June 2017, 2100

CAMP ZENITH 🌌
1. the time at which something is most powerful or successful.
2. [astrology] the highest point reached by a given celestial object.

flag: 60cm x 100cm
pole: 1.7m, blue

ZOSMA
flag colour: black
glenda ho
marcia sung
lim si eern
megan loo
toh hui shan
group instructors: sgt jiawen and sgt luisa

ERIDANUS
flag colour: baby pink
chan mei han
hillary heng
jessica loong
nikki yap
sarah lim
group instructors: sgt sarah

NORMA
flag colour: baby blue
pang yuqi
shanice sng
loy kai xuan
leanne yeong
goh sze ting
ooi yee xuan
group instructors: sgt chiachen and sgt mei jia

INDUS
flag colour: grey
mok cherro
ong jiayi
tang pinhui
tricia khoo
low kit min
koh yuan xin
group instructors: cpl jiexin and sgt yu ning

TUCANA
flag colour: red
licia gan
tee yuening
allana cheong
koh xiao wei
belinda lian
laurna sim
group intructors: sgt nicolette

HERCULES
flag colour: baby purple
denise yeo
lee wanqi
clara koh
tay xin en
sim khok yin
tan charmaine
group instructors: sgt cherilyn

WHAT DO THE GROUP NAMES MEAN?

ZOSMA

Zosma, also known as Dhur (the Lion’s back), Wadha (the wise) or its astronomical name, Delta Leonis, is a star of the constellation Leo.

As the fixed stars move at the speed of 1° every 72 years, Zosma currently is at 11°20’ Virgo. It is the fourth (and arguably third) brightest star in the constellation, shining with a luminosity 23 times that of the Sun.

Zosma is associated with those who willingly enter a dangerous situation; they are willing to make sacrifices or to be a victim.

For more information: http://stars.astro.illinois.edu/sow/zosma.html

ERIDANUS

Eridanus represents the celestial river due to its shape. It is the Ancient Greek name for the river Po in Italy and is called srotaswini in Sanskrit, which means ‘stream’, ‘current’ or ‘torrent’.

Eridanus is the 6th largest constellation in the night sky. Notable features include Achernar, the 9th brightest star, and the Eridanus Supervoid, the largest void known.

Eridanus belongs to the Heavenly Waters family of constellations and is usually depicted as a river flowing from the waters poured by Aquarius.

For more information: http://www.constellation-guide.com/constellation-list/eridanus-constellation/

NORMA

Norma refers to ‘right angle’ in Latin and represents either a level, a set square or a rule. The constellation was named after a carpenter’s square, used by carpenters on exploratory vessels, due to its faint L shape.

Norma is the 74th constellation in size in the night sky. The brightest star in the constellation is Gamma-2 Normae.

Norma belongs to the Lacaille family of constellations, named after French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille.

For more information: http://www.astronomytrek.com/star-constellation-facts-norma/

INDUS

Indus represents ‘the Indian’, referring to the natives, as an honour to American Indians. It is depicted as a male holding arrows in both hands, brandishing the weapon as though hunting.

Indus is the 49th constellation in size in the night sky. The brightest star in the constellation is Alpha Indi.

Indus belongs to the Johann Bayer family of constellations, created by the Dutch astronomer Petrus Plancius.

For more information: https://www.universetoday.com/21039/indus/amp/

TUCANA

Tucana refers to ‘the Toucan’ in Latin, a South American bird with a huge bill, found in tropical and sub-tropical regions.

Tucana is the 48th constellation in size in the night sky. The brightest star in the constellation is Alpha Tucanae.

Tucana belongs to the Johann Bayer family of constellations, created by the Dutch astronomer Petrus Plancius.

For more information: https://www.google.com.sg/amp/s/www.universetoday.com/24088/tucana/amp/

HERCULES

Hercules was named after Hercules, the Roman version of the Greek hero Heracles. It is also known as Engonasin, ‘the kneeling one’.

Hercules is the 5th largest constellation in the night sky. The brightest star in the constellation is Kornephoros, Beta Herculis, which makes up the ‘knee’.

Hercules belongs to the Hercules family of constellations. In the Southern hemisphere Hercules will appear upside down.

For more information: http://www.constellation-guide.com/constellation-list/hercules-constellation/

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