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Winners Of The First European Astronomy Journalism Prize Announced


The winner of the first European Astronomy Journalism Prize, designed to help inspire the next generation of researchers has been announced today (5 September 2012) at a reception in the House of Commons. Katia Moskvitch from the BBC was announced as the winner and awarded a trip to Chile, by a panel of judges representing the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) who ran the competition, together with the Royal Astronomical Society and the Association of British Science Writers.

The aim of the prize was to increase media coverage of astronomy, a means to promoting the wonders of astronomy – a subject regularly cited as a key reason for students opting to take up careers in science. The judges chose Katia as the winner, for her remarkable series on ESO’s Very Large Telescope located in Paranal Observatory, Chile.

Full Story: http://www.stfc.ac.uk/News%20and%20Events/39730.aspx

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