And the winners are...
ESO and EAAE are delighted to announce the winners of the Catch a Star 2007 contest. We would like to congratulate everyone who took part in the competition. The standard of the entries was most impressive, which made the task of choosing winners difficult, and the jury enjoyed reading the projects on which the teams had worked so hard. Even if you did not receive a prize this year, we hope you had fun taking part, and learnt some exciting things about our Universe! Look out for the next "Catch a Star!" competition...
Thank you also to the members of the public who voted in the Artists competition.
The winners listed below are subject to confirmation of eligibility (according to the rules given in "How to enter" ). We will be contacting winners shortly to confirm details, but if you have any questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The winners of the top prize, a trip to the ESO Very Large Telescope in Chile:
The top prize in Catch a Star 2007 was a week-long trip to Chile to visit the ESO Very Large Telescope (VLT) on Paranal. It was won by students Jan Mestan and Jan Kotek from Gymnazium Pisek in the Czech Republic, together with their teacher Marek Tyle. Their report on "Research and Observation of the Solar Eclipse" told how they had studied solar eclipses, and involved their fellow students in observations of an eclipse from their school in 2006.
You can read more about the winners in the ESO press release announcing the results.
The following material is the responsibility of the participants, and not of ESO:
- You can read their winning project, Research and Observation of the Solar Eclipse.
- The winners travelled to Chile in August 2007, to visit the ESO Very Large Telescope (VLT) on Paranal. You can watch a video on YouTube which they made during their trip.
Full list of winners:
Visit to the ESO Very Large Telescope on Paranal (Chile).
Jan Mestan, Jan Kotek with Marek Tyle (Czech Republic)
Visit to Königsleiten Observatory (Austria).
Emilio Rojas, Angel Sánchez, Javier Ortíz with Roberto Palmer (Spain)
Visit to ESO Headquarters and Wendelstein Observatory (Germany).
Bogumil Giertler, Ammar Ahmed with Richard Burt (Italy)
Visit to the Hispano-German Astronomical Observatory of Calar Alto in Almeria (Spain).
Victor Raimbault, Remi Takase, Thomas Salez with Michel Faye (France)
Pack containing "RedShift 6 Premium" DVD-ROM astronomy software, ESO posters, and ESO baseball caps
Piotr Luboń, Piotr Skonieczka with Krzysztof Rochowicz (Poland)
Evgeni Deliev, Mariana Hubenova, Denitsa Georgieva with Dimitar Kokotanekov (Bulgaria)
Javier Vaquero Martínez, Javier Pascual Vinagre, Pedro Román Álvarez with María José Torrado Criado (Spain)
Elena Jordana, Paloma Rodríguez with Ángel Luis Pérez (Spain)
Jan Schotte, Mark Oppermann, Jannis Kühl with Martin Falk (Germany)
Lynn Blau, Jillian O'Conell, Raphaëlle Schmit with Pascal Daman (Luxembourg)
Alexander Kurtenkov (Bulgaria)
Rumen Stamatov, Hristo Stavrev, Martina Malcheva with Svetlana Tsekova (Bulgaria)
Marta Kotarba with Grzegorz Sęk (Poland)
Fanni Kovács, Zsófia Heiligermann with Alpár Ferenczi (Hungary)
Note: all non-winning entries from Catch a Star Researchers are automatically entered into the Catch a Star Adventurers lottery.
"RedShift 6 Premium" DVD-ROM astronomy software
Pavel Alizade, Danil Bojmistruk with Vladimir Golendukhin (Russia)
Jack King with Catherine Wilson (United Kingdom)
Angelika Chajec, Magdalena Chrobak with Lech Głazunow (Poland)
Inna Bozhinova, Maya Petkova with Veselka Radeva (Bulgaria)
Inês Sofia Alves, Ana Rita Soares, André Filipe Malta with Ana Cardoso (Portugal)
Nils Landberg, Filip Fernqvist, Erik Kjellström with Anders Västerberg (Sweden)
Philippe Lentz, Catherine Wirtz, Benoît Descoups with Pascal Daman (Luxembourg)
Matthew Bemtgen with Claude Boncher (Luxembourg)
Ben Miller, James Pocock with Lynn Peek (United Kingdom)
Jakub Macioszek, Krzysztof Obst, Piotr Surma with Zbigniew Gałędzki (Poland)
ESO astronomy posters
Fernando Julián Storniolo Vera, Matías Samuel Jofré Peralta , Gonzalo Ezequiel Pérez Díaz with Verónica Beatriz Mut Cabello (Argentina)
Ulrike Brinkman, Nele Heimann with Carsten Paul (Germany)
Aleksandar Cikota with Reiner M. Stoss (Croatia)
Carolina Burgos, Matias Banda, Stefano Botello with Victor Salinas (Chile)
Enis Sdiri with Monika Pastor (Germany)
Pit Alberty, Yves Reuland, Martin Heinrichs with Pascal Daman (Luxembourg)
Paulina Sowicka with Grzegorz Sęk (Poland)
Stan Aelterman, Ilia Van Campenhout, Freya Van Alboom with Rinne De Bont (Belgium)
Mariana Barakchieva, Plamen Dimitrov with Stefka Mihalevska (Bulgaria)
Vanessa Brito, Danilo Saraiva (Portugal)
ESO baseball caps
Claudio Barchetta, Christian Thumm, Konrad Klein with Hildrun Bäzner-Zehender (Germany)
Joseph O'Hara with Joanne Poland (United Kingdom)
Daniela - Adriana Lacatus, Carmen Sultan, Consuela - Emilia Tataru with Lidia Minza (Romania)
GUSTAVO ADOLFO OSORIO BELTRAN with CRISTIAN ALBERTO GÓEZ THERÁN (Colombia)
Claudia Chabowski, Ruediger Schmitz with Martin Falk (Germany)
Árpád Bakonyi, Bence Böröndi with Judit Czupy (Hungary)
Zhelyo Vasilev, Alexander Karadjian, Mihail Kaludov with Ogniana Baikova (Bulgaria)
Antoaneta Bilyanska, Yordana Gogozova with Siyka Simeonova (Bulgaria)
Gustaf Lansner, Niklas Billing, Felix Ahlström with Anders Västerberg (Sweden)
Darwin Johan Hernadez Vallejo, Laura Cristian Rodriguez, Jhon Guzman with Liliana Gavilan Infante (Colombia)
ESO astronomy posters
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