The Sun at a Glance – School Contest

Date:Friday September 24 2021 - Saturday October 30 2021

Time:This is an ongoing contest with registration open until 30th October 2021

Location:

The European Solar Telescope (EST) are running an amazing contest for secondary school students aged 14-16 which is ideal for Transitions Year students in Ireland. The aim is to design an infographic (images, charts, and minimal text to give an easy-to-understand overview of a topic) about the Sun. There are lots of topics to choose from so you can dive into the part you find the most interesting!

Students participate in groups of 3 or 4 with a teacher leading them. The deadline to apply is 30th October 2021 so sign up now!

More information on how to apply at www.lofar.ie/est-contest/.

Did we mention the amazing prizes?!

– Two winning teams get a trip to the Teide Observatory in Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain)
– A third prize is a solar telescope kit for your school.

The I-LOFAR AstroLands Team are the Irish Contacts for this, so get in touch with our I-LOFAR Education and Public Engagement Manager Áine Flood with any questions by email aine.flood@tcd.ie.

Booking Details

Registration: Entrance is free, no booking is required.

Teachers can register student groups for the contest here; https://est-east.eu/registration