Astronomy Day in Schools

Prizes

 

Three prize categories have been created to stimulate further engagement and excitement for the Astronomy Day in Schools global project.
 

Any amateur or professional astronomer, scientist or teacher is invited to participate in the initiative by visiting a school in their community during the week of 10-17 November 2019. Participating school visitors are asked to officially register their planned visit. Please select “Astronomy Day in Schools” as the event category.

 

Participants will be invited to complete a short activity report form in late November to describe their conducted activities. This information will be used to select the four winners for the following two prize categories:

The ‘Astronomy For All’ Prize: 2 winners

One of the IAU100 themes is Inclusive Astronomy. This prize is awarded to the organisers of an Astronomy Day in Schools event or activity that demonstrated the strongest consideration for inclusiveness, diversity and equity - particularly for underserved minorities. You can find suggestions on how to organize inclusives events here. Two winners will be selected to each receive:

-one Telescope KIT from the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) and the IAU Office for Astronomy Outreach (OAO)

-one IAU100 mug

-one set of 12 printed posters from the IAU100/Science Above and Beyond exhibition

-one Sunspotter

-one Universe in a Box

 

Most Innovative Event Prize: 2 winners

This prize is awarded to the events that most uniquely and innovatively inspired and educated the students and teachers in the visited schools about astronomy. Two winners will be selected to each receive:

-one Telescope KIT from the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) and the IAU Office for Astronomy Outreach (OAO)

-one IAU100 mug

-one set of 12 printed posters from the IAU100/Science Above and Beyond exhibition

-one Sunspotter

-one Universe in a Box

Prize Contest agreement

- Prizes will only be awarded to events that have officially registered for the Astronomy Day in Schools global event.
- All decisions of competition organizers about any aspect of the competition, including eligibility or disqualification of applications, comments or images are final and cannot be appealed.

- By submitting information for the contest about the conducted Astronomy Day in Schools activities, contestants consent to the use, reproduction, publication, transmission and dissemination of their name, and information relating to the award by the competition organizers and/or partners, without compensation, in any publications or promotional material, to promote the competition and its winners.

- IAU100 reserves the right to make changes to the competition at any time without prior notice, to temporarily interrupt the competition, or to cancel the competition without justifying or being in any way accountable for this decision. No damages or compensation may be claimed.

- IAU100 does not guarantee a delivery date for the awarded prizes, as they may be delivered separately and at a later date. 

Contact

For questions and inquiries about the Astronomy Day in the Schools global project, please contact: 

 

Bethany Downer
downer@mail.strw.leidenuniv.nl

Project Coordinator

IAU100 Secretariat

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