Local Contest in China was launched

On 25th Oct, Local contest in China (The fifth WorldWide Telescope Guided Tour Contest) was launched. The contest is co-sponsored by the National Astronomical Observatories and the Chinese Astronomical Society, and undertaken by National Astronomical Data Center, Informatization Working Committee of Chinese Astronomical Society and Shanghai Astronomy Museum.

The contest is based on the WWT platform, which can help teenagers and the public who love astronomy understand astronomy knowledge in a simple way, stimulate their imagination and creativity, and enhance their enthusiasm for astronomical exploration.

The theme of this contest is ‘ journey ‘, which the participants would produce tours around with. Tours that stand out from the contest will have the opportunity to participate in the First International WorldWide Telescope Tour Contest (IWTC).

The award ceremony is planned to be held at Shanghai Astronomical Museum on July 17, 2022.

Significant Time Points:

1st Nov, 2021   Open registration and submission of WWT tours

30th Apr, 2022   Deadline for submission of the contest

1st Jun, 2022   Notify the result of the contest

June, 2022  Reviewing of the IWTC

17th Jul, 2022  The Award Ceremony of the contest

The official website: https://nadc.china-vo.org/events/tours2022/

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