The Romanian Space Agency, partner of the ‘Nicolaus Copernicus’ national contest, 19 February - 24 September 2015

on 24 February 2015

The Romanian Space Agency is the partner of ASUR (The Romanian Secular-Humanist Association) in organising the ‘Nicolaus Copernicus’ national contest, which runs from 19 February to 24 September 2015. The competition aims to encourage secondary education students' interest in astronomy and science, to consolidate their existing knowledges and to form new ones and to enhance their creativity.

A school can submit just one team composed of at least 5 students, coordinated by a science teacher, which will have to create a mini-exhibition and related activities (seminars, debates, screening of documentaries etc.) on ‘How did the Universe appear and how does it evolve?’ and promote them later to school and community. The mini-exhibition will be located in a circulated area of the school and will consistently and scientifically correct illustrate the evolution of the Universe from the Big Bang to the present.

Five of the teams participating in the competition can win a computer lab, and teachers coordinators of the winning teams can win themselves a laptop.

Entries to the competition can be made from 19 February to 31 March by completing the form available here.

The complete terms and conditions can be found here.

The launch of the contest took place on 19 February, on the anniversary of the birth of Copernicus, during a press conference. The competition is organised by the Romanian Secular-Humanist Association (ASUR), in partnership with the Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) ESERO Romania, the European Space Agency (ESA), the Polish Institute of Bucharest and the Astronomical Institute of the Romanian Academy. Media Partners: Hotnews, Science and Technology, Radio Romania Cultural.