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The 2021 Youth Astronomy Science Competition of Hunan Province was held in Xiangxi Autonomous Prefecture

On May 23, the 2021 Youth Astronomy Science Competition of Hunan Province was held in Qianyuan Primary School of Jishou Municipality.The competition, which was held succesively for four years,is guided by Provincial Science and Technology Activity Week Organizing Committee,sponsored by Hunan Provincial Geology Museum and Hunan Provincial Association on Astronomy, organized by Xiangxi Prefectural Natural Resources and Planning Bureau, Xiangxi Prefectural Geoparks Administration,Xiangxi Global Geopark Museum,etc. Peng Hua, Deputy Director-General of Xiangxi Prefectural Natural Resources and Planning Bureau,Director of Xiangxi Prefectural Geoparks Administration attended the activity. 


Before the competition, all the teachers, students and staff mourned for Yuan Longping, the famous scientist and father of hybrid rice who passed away yesterday. Huang Yuanfeng, Curator of Provincial Geology Musuem gave a speech, and the supervisor declared the rules of the competition.Then, the students were set to answer the questions in group on the stage when the competition officially began.


Mourning for Yuan Longping


The site of the competition 


Huang Yuanfeng, Curatorof Provincial GeologyMusuem gave a speech


Li Bei, Deputy Curator of Xiangxi Prefectural Geopark Museum declared rules


24 competitors from various cities and prefectures of Hunan Province participated in the competition.during the contest, He Xiangtao, Professor of Astronomy College of Beijing Normal University and staff from the organizing committee also made comments on performance of the competitors.


He Xiangtao, Professor of Astronomy College of Beijing Normal University made comments on competitorsperformance


At the end, the students from Qianyuan Primary School of Jishou Municipality won the first prize in group competition,while the students from No.1 Primary School,No.2 Primary School and Qiancheng Primary School of Jishou Municipality won the second prize.Tian Dongxu, a competitor from Qianyuan Primary School of Jishou Municipality won the first place in individual competition.

  

Peng Hua,Deputy Director-General of Xiangxi Prefectural Natural Resources and PlanningBureau,Director of Xiangxi Prefectural Geoparks Administration, presented the prize to competitors


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