Our teacher training program HOYS-LCO4 is slowly coming to an end. This year 15 teachers with almost 230 pupils from 8 countries signed up to learn how to observe with the LCO telescope network, the science of HOYS and doing some small research projects with our data. Like last year, we did run a picture competition. Participating pupils were tasked to create colour images of HOYS targets taken with the 0.4m LCO telescope network either by themselves or other participants in the project. This was to be accompanied by a short descriptive text about the image.

It was good to see that so many pupils took part. Our team of HOYS advisors voted on all the entries and selected three winners and two special mentions. Each of the winners receives one hour of observing time at the 0.4m LCO telescope network to observe anything they like. We hope to report on the results of these at a later stage. All participant will receive a certificate. Well done everyone! Congratulations!

Pupil Prizes:

James Kurk (Teacher: Dr Gaby Roch), The Langton Grammar School for Boys, Canterbury, UK

Lucrezia Campo (Teacher: Valerio Apolito), Liceo Archita Taranto, Taranto, Italy

Victor Rosado-Griffith (Teacher: Jacqueline Barge), Walter Payton College Prep High School, Chicago, Illinois, US

Special Mention:

Min Vickery (Teacher: Dr Gaby Roch), The Langton Grammar School for Boys, Canterbury, UK

Alessia Sardelano (Teacher: Valerio Apolito), Liceo Archita Taranto, Taranto, Italy

Individual winning contributions:

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James Kurk:

Lucrezia Campo:

Victor Rosado-Griffith:

Min Vickery:

Alessia Sardelano: