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International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition: Winners of 2019
23. June 2019 at 21:01
by Stefan Amberg
The winners of the International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition 2019 have been announced: The first three prizes of this year go to India, the Philippines and Bangladesh, however, several other outstanding students received awards and recognition.

Astronomy is an outstanding scientific subject that has inspired us humans for thousands of years: By looking into the sky and imagining the earth as a tiny boat in the depth of space we feel connected and curious about all the planets, stars, and galaxies out there.

The International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition takes this fascination sparking subject and gives students the opportunity to challenge their astronomy and astrophysics knowledge in a friendly competition and - by participating - to learn more about this interesting subject and to extend their horizon.

The competition has the aim to be accessible to all students from all countries regardless of their background, school, or institution. For that, the International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition uses today's technologies and the global connection through the internet to make this competition possible: All you need is a pen, paper, and an internet connection to participate!

In general, astronomy is a great motivation for students to get in touch with science. Our society is in need of capable scientists and engineers that develop, shape and maintain the innovations of the future. The initial motivation through scientific events and competitions can encourage students to a professional career as a researcher or engineer.

This year, over two thousand students from more than sixty countries used this opportunity to train their astronomy skills. The most excellent students Vinit Vijaykumar Nirwane (India), Alexandra Louise Geniblazo Anilao (Philippines) and Tanveer Ahmed Khan (Bangladesh) received. 1., 2. and 3. prize. However, eighteen additional students received special recognition for being the best participants in different regions across the world. The official announcement with all winners and awards is available on the IAAC website: View Announcement

Cite This Article As: Stefan Amberg. "International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition: Winners of 2019." International Youth Journal, 23. June 2019.

Link To Article: https://youth-journal.org/international-astronomy-and-astrophysics-competition-winner

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