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Catch a Star 2015 Contest Winners Announced

7 July 2015

The winners of this year Catch a Star Contest have been announced. ESO is providing a mounted image of fascinating astronomical objects for each of the top five places. The top three places also have the chance to carry out remote observations at the Rozhen National Astronomical Observatory in Bulgaria.

The top prize was awarded to three projects: Experimental determination of the obliquity of the ecliptic, by Clara Preixens Vidal, David Beberide Sabarich, and Anna Alonso Giro; Comparative study of two solar eclipses in the 21st century, by Nuria Babot, Guillem Serrado, and Alba Ganau; and Experimental determination of the Moon’s density, by Julia Dominguez, Andrea Cabero, and Albert Gomez. All three groups were from Spain and had Anicet Cosialls Manonelles as their teacher.

A complete list of the winners can be found on the Catch a Star website.

School students from around the world were invited to take part in the European astronomy contest Catch a Star. To participate students had to submit a written report on an astronomical topic of their choice — for example an astronomical object, phenomenon, observation, scientific problem or theory.

Catch a Star is a contest organised as a collaboration between the European Association for Astronomy Education (EAAE) and ESO that has been running since 2002. Its goal is to stimulate the creativity and independent work of students, to strengthen and expand their astronomical knowledge and skills.

Find out more about the competition on the Catch a Star website.

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Catch a Star 2016 contest now open
Catch a Star 2016 contest now open