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Saturday, July 18, 2009

100 Hours Awards Announced

The awards for 100 Hours of Astronomy have been announced and our conragtulations go out to all the winners! 
Award One: Largest number of registered events held by a single astronomy group, club or society

Winner: Centro de Estudos Astronômicos de Alagoas (CEAAL) – Brazil
Highly Commended: IYA Puerto Rico
Highly Commended: Jiangsu Astronomical Society – China

Award Two: Largest single registered 100 Hours of Astronomy event.
Winner: Jiangsu Astronomical Society – China
Highly Commended: RAMIP – France
Highly Commended: SARM – Romania

Award Three: Community outreach award.
Winner: The Levin Stargazers – New Zealand
Highly Commended: South-western Montana Astronomical Society – United States of America
Highly Commended: Camden County Library Astronomy Club – United States of America

Award Four: Most Innovative 100 Hours of Astronomy event.
Winner: Manthan Educational Programme Society – India
Highly Commended: Navegar Foundation – Portugal
Highly Commended: A.N.I.C – Columbia

Award Five: Most complete astronomy club, group, or society member participation.
Winner: Centre for Basic Space Science, Nsukka Enugu State – Nigeria.
Highly Commended: Rixastro – Belgium
Highly Commended: Mahatma Gandhi Mission’s Centre for Astronomy & Space Technology – India

Award Six: Most publicised 100 Hour of Astronomy registered event.
Winner: Sirius Astronomy Association – Algeria
Highly Commended: AUI/NRAO – Chile

Award Seven: 100 Hours of Astronomy youth participation award.
Winner: Upmanya Moitra, Dhirananda Roy Study & Research CentreIndia – Calcutta
Highly Commended: Robin Lee, CCH Astro Club – Malaysia
Highly Commended: Elias Jordon, Kansas Astronomical Observers- United States of America

Award Eight: Outstanding Individual within a registered 100 Hours of Astronomy event.
Winner: Ana Maria Mourão, Centra/IST – Portugal
Highly Commended: Pro P.N Okeke, Centre for Basic Space Science, Nsukka Enugu State – Nigeria.
Highly Commended: Paul Moss, The Levin Stargazers – New Zealand

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