Catch a Star


The idea of the Catch a Star program is to encourage students to work together, to learn about astronomy and discover things for themselves by researching information on an astronomical object.

The goal of the European Astronomy Contest Catch a Star is to stimulate the creativity and independent work of students from European secondary schools, to strengthen and expand their astronomical knowledge and skills, and to help the spread of information technologies in the educational process.

Catch a Star is a contest that has been held as a result of the collaboration between the European Association for Astronomy Education (EAAE) and European Southern Observatory (ESO).

Project Coordinator: Veselka Radeva (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


School students from European Coutries all aroud the World are invited to take part in the 2020 Catch a Star contest. This is a European astronomical writing contest, with some prizes that will leave students starry-eyed!

In this page you have instructions for entering the competition.

In this page you have instructions for entering the competition.

All the requirements, recommendations and technical requirements for the commpetition.

Terms and conditions of the Catch a Star competition.

Evaluation and ranking of Catch a Star projects.

Prizes for the Catch a Star contest 2020.


Winners of the Catch a Star competitions.