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Aug 12, 2019

Hungarian students win bronze medals at astronomy event

Four Hungarian secondary school students were awarded with bronze medals at the 13th International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics.

Four Hungarian secondary school students were awarded with bronze medals at the 13th International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics.

The event was attended by competitors hailing from 46 different countries.

Some participants have had the good fortune of studying astronomy as part of the secondary education curricula - a privilege their Hungarian counterparts couldn’t afford. With no comprehensive framework available at state schools, most Hungarian competitors prepared via private tutoring or by studying the topic independently.

The competition comprised of three, distinct sections, a practical exercise during which students had to locate star formations using a telescope, a theoretical quiz with questions on maths, physics and astrology, and an analytical task.

Quan Nguyen Manh achieved the highest score, and was announced as the winner of the 46th competition. In total, 17 gold, 52 silver and 58 bronze medals were awarded to the highest-performing students.

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