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    67th Astronomy Olympiad at Silesian Science Park

    This weekend, Chorzów’s Silesian Science Park will host the final round of the 67th Astronomy Olympiad, organized by the renowned Silesian Planetarium. The competition, dating back to 1956, is one of Poland’s toughest and most prestigious events for young astronomy enthusiasts.

    From over 300 participants in the initial correspondence stage, 21 finalists will tackle a challenging set of six tasks, spanning data analysis, theoretical problem-solving, and observational skills, both beneath the night sky and within the planetarium dome.

    The winners will advance to the 17th International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics in Rio de Janeiro. The announcement of the victors is scheduled for Sunday at noon.

    Notably, the event will feature Polish ESA project astronaut Sławosz Uznański, who will reveal the results of his “Direction: Space” competition, encouraging innovative research projects for potential implementation on the International Space Station (ISS).

    Poland, a founding member of the International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics, aims to inspire and strengthen the knowledge of the younger generation in space exploration.

    Chorzów’s planetarium, now named the Silesian Science Park, boasts the largest and most advanced planetarium system in Poland since its reopening in June 2022.

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