ann14085 — Announcement

Winners of Second ESO Astronomy Camp Bursaries Announced

14 November 2014

The second ESO Astronomy Camp will take place from 26 December 2014 to 1 January 2015 at the Astronomical Observatory of the Autonomous Region of the Aosta Valley, located in Saint-Barthelemy, Nus, Italy. The camp is organised by Sterrenlab in collaboration with ESO and its science outreach network.

The camp will explore the theme of distances in astronomy through lectures, hands-on activities, and nighttime observations with the telescopes and instruments at the observatory. Social activities, winter sports, and excursions will also be organised for the participants.

Registration for secondary school students has now closed. More than 250 applications from 24 countries were submitted and the winners of the bursaries offered by ESO and the national partners have now been selected.

The camp will accommodate around 50 secondary school students aged between 16 and 18. From these, the following were selected to receive either a full bursary that covers the complete cost of the camp including transport or to receive partial grants.

The recipient of ESO’s bursary is Allan dos Santos Costa (aged 17, Brazil) for his video entry Other Worlds. Our World. Allan commented on his selection for the bursary: “It really caught me by surprise! My whole family is very happy too; we couldn't believe it when I found out that my video had been selected as the winning entry! I'm a huge fan of ESO's work and many astronomical subjects, and I'm really excited that I'm going to see snow for the first time!"

The following bursaries were granted by national partners:

The camp is also supported by several visiting astronomers, including Leonardo Testi (European Southern Observatory), Laurent Eyer (University of Geneva, Switzerland), Fernando Ballesteros (University of Valencia, Spain) and Arif Solmaz (University of Cag, Turkey).



Oana Sandu
Community Coordinator
ESO education and Public Outreach Department
Tel: +49 89 320 069 65

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ESO Astronomy Camp 2014 — Measuring the Universe
ESO Astronomy Camp 2014 — Measuring the Universe