The first stage of "Star Quest 09" All Island Inter-school Astronomy Quiz Competition, organized by the Mathematical and Astronomical Society, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka concluded successfully, yesterday (24th May 2009) at the university premises. In the 2009's episode of this annual quiz competition, there were more than 25 school from different parts of the island.
Basically a school was asked to produce 2 teams for competing. There were 2 rounds (preliminary and second round) yesterday and however at the end of the day 8 schools were selected for the final stage which would be held on the 31st of May 2009. The final rounds will be held and the champions will be announced on the above mentioned date. It was great to see such an enthusiasm from students of different parts of Sri Lanka, in this International Year of Asstronomy 2009.
Following 3 schools led the table at the end of yesterday and a thrilling competition, is guaranteed to be witnessed on next Sunday when the quarter finals, semi-finals and the final round will be held on May 31 at V.K. Samaranayake Auditorium, University of Colombo.
1.Ananda College, Colombo 10
2.Mahinda College, Galle
3.De Mazenod College, Kandana.
We wish all the 8 schools very best for their performance in the second stage of the annual "Star Quest 09" It was surprising to see Ananda College had a lead of 50 marks over the mahinda College at the end and the junior team of Ananda Cllege scored more marks than the Mahinda College at the same time. As per rules and regulations, different 8 individual schools are chosen for the final stage, each school will have only one team to compete on the next Sunday.
It was nice to notice an astronomy quiz is held after a while in the IYA 2009.
Monday, May 25, 2009
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