ann21010 — Announcement

Winner of Summer AstroCamp 2021 ESO Prize Announced

24 June 2021

ESO and the Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto (CAUP) are delighted to announce that Aida Peix, a 16 year old student from Spain, is the winner of the summer AstroCamp 2021 prize offered by ESO. The camp received about 50 valid applications from Europe and the Americas, most of these applications being from ESO member states. 

The ESO bursary covers the camp fee, including full-board accommodation, camp activities, internal travel to and from Porto airport, and insurance. With this bursary, ESO is delighted to provide Aida with assistance to participate in this potentially career-defining event. Furthermore, all participants will receive an ESO goodie bag with, among others, posters, pens and an ESO cap.

The ESO-supported summer AstroCamp is an academic programme devoted to astronomy and physics, organised by the Centre for Astrophysics of the University of Porto (CAUP). The camp will take place from 8 to 22 August. Overall there are fifteen students (five boys and ten girls), aged between 15 and 18 and coming from Portugal, Spain, Croatia, Brazil, Germany and Poland.

Over the two weeks, the students will take courses on relativity, astrophysical observations and on the physics of stars, galaxies and the Universe as a whole, observe the dark night skies using both the naked eye and telescopes, and connect online with astronomers and physicists from different countries. They will also complete a computational project, working with data from some of the world’s best telescopes, and contribute to a community service project. There will also be a special event to mark ten editions of the camp, which will be open to all the AstroCamp alumni.


The ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre

The ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre is a cooperation between the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS). The building is a donation from the Klaus Tschira Stiftung (KTS), a German foundation, and ESO runs the facility. 



Carlos Martins
AstroCamp organiser

Wolfgang Vieser
ESO Education Coordinator

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