India bags two golds, one silver in Int'l Astronomy Olympiad

A three-member students team (junior category) had participated in the Olympiad which concluded today, Dr Aniket Sule, academic coordinator of the Indian Astronomy Programme said here.

While Sharad Mirani (Ahmedabad) and R Sasibhushan Bharadwaj (Hyderabad) bagged gold medals, Pritish Patil (Nashik) won the silver medal, he said today.

The team was lead by Dr Manojendu Choudhury from Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education in Mumbai and Hemant Mone of Aakash Mitra Mandal in Thane district.

A total of 19 teams from 17 countries participated in the Olympiad including China, Korea, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Italy, Indonesia and Thailand amongst others, Sule said.

The competition consists of tests in astrophysical theory, astronomical data analysis and night sky observation.

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