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For the fourth year in a row, students from elementary and high school were called to take part in the Asteroid Day Short-Story Contest 2019 that the Millennium Institute of Astrophysics MAS carries out.
Every year, this contest is held on the International Asteroid Day, a worldwide celebration in which MAS is the local coordinator which also invites to institutions from all over the globe to carry out outreach activities about to raise awareness about these objects and the importance of study them.
This story contest seeks that students imagine stories about asteroids, that in past years had more than 200 stories at the end of the date. The stories should be written in no more than 111 words since this year the 35-meter asteroid collision turns 111 years, which happened in the Russian region of Tunguska, destroying an area of over 2000 km2, commemorating the Asteroid Day every June 30.
The winners of both the Elementary school category (3rd to 8th grade) and the High School category (1st to 4th grade) could win an UpClose binocular by Celestron (10×50) to begin with their first astronomical observations. The jury, formed by the “Bruno and the Big Bang” co-author, Carolina Undurraga; the geologists and MAS researcher, Millarca Valenzuela; and the PhD. in Astrophysics and MAS-UC researcher, Alejandro Clochiatti, will choose the winner.
Terms and conditions of the contest in the link down below https://www.astrofisicamas.cl/concursorelatos2019/