Here are instructions for entering the competition:

What do I need to do?

Write a report about an astronomical topic of your own choice (this could be a specific astronomical object, phenomenon, observation, scientific problem, theory, and so on). You may also wish to include practical activities such as your own observations, or experiments.

Your report must be in English.

Please do not use automatic translators such as "Babelfish".

Please follow the rules and guidelines below, in "What do I need to include in my project?".

When is the deadline for entries?

The deadline for all entries is 30th of November, 2016, at 17:00h Central European Time.

How do I submit my entry?

  1. Develop the Project in .PDF file;
  2. The project has to be e-mailed in pdf format to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;
  3. The project must be submitted until the 30th of November, 2016, at 17:00h Central European Time.

What do I need to include in my project?

Here are some rules and guidelines for Catch a Star projects:

  1. Include a bibliography listing references for the source documents and images you have used.
  2. Your report should be no longer than about 5000 words.
  3. It is important that your project is your own work. It is not enough just to copy text from other articles. This is why you should reference the sources you have used by citing them in a bibliography.
  4. We encourage you to choose an original topic. Original projects will do better than, for example, several very similar projects from the same school class.
  5. Please write as clearly as possible. Pay attention to scientific accuracy, clear language, and good design of your document as a whole.