The idea of conducting an inter-college astro-meet was the brain-child of Akshita. When she applied for the position of coordinator of STAC, IIT Mandi, one of the major plans in her propaganda was conducting an inter-college astro-meet here in IIT Mandi, something that was never thought of or discussed earlier. It remained dormant for a long time until one day, Shreyas, the former coordinator discussed with Akshita to work on her vision. This time, they decided to realise this dream and presented the idea before the core team and Akash Dakoor and Ananya Shukla, the then coordinators of the club. It was met with much excitement and enthusiasm from the members and that was how the process of conducting the ever Astro-Meet of the North India began. The term 'AstraX' was coined by Shreyas.
The preparations of the fest involved approaching people who have made a mark in the field of theoretical and computational astronomy, astrophysics and space technology and inviting them to deliver keynote lectures that would further arouse the interest of students in this field and organising a variety of competitive events ranging from hackathon to Messier Hunt that would further add to the enthusiasm of the participants. This was followed by extensive publicity among different colleges of the country in order to bring people from different streams to one platform, uniting them by their interest in astronomy. The AstraX team comprised students from different years who worked together to make this dream come true.