The 100 Hours of Astronomy judging committee has returned their final results!

Congratulations to all the clubs and individuals who have been chosen. Your efforts, insight, and commitment have inspired us all and we are honoured that you helped to make this project such an unprecedented success.

For those of you who submitted an award application but did not win, please know that judging for these awards was very difficult. The calibre of the events overall was amazing! If we had twice as many prizes to award, we could easily have chosen twice as many winners, we definitely were impressed with all the submissions.

We will highlight our 8 major winners from all categories below on our website shortly.

Thank you all for submitting entries, but most of all, THANK YOU for making 100 Hours of Astronomy such an great event.

Award One - Largest number of registered events held by a single astronomy group, club or society.

Prize: Celestron Sky Scout

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.

Prize: Celestron Sky Scout

Winner: Jiangsu Astronomical Society - China

Highly Commended: RAMIP - France

Highly Commended: SARM - Romania


Award Three - Community Outreach Award

Prize: Celestron Sky Scout

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.

Prize: Celestron Sky Scout

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

Prize: Explore Scientific David Levy Comet Hunter Optical Telescope Tube Assembly

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.

Prize: Celestron Sky Scout

Winner: Sirius Astronomy Association - Algeria

Highly Commended: AUI/NRAO - Chile


Award Seven - 100 Hours of Astronomy youth participation award.

Prize: Celestron Sky Scout

Winner: Upmanya Moitra, Dhirananda Roy Study & Research Centre India - 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.

Prize: Celestron Sky Scout

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


Source:The 100 Hours of Astronomy Task Group and Judging Committee

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