A Chance to be famous…

Scientists are asking the public to name 20 exoplanetary systems observed by the Webb telescope. Here’s how to submit your idea.

Know that you will need a team to participate. The website below explains the rules and guidelines.


https://www.cnn.com/2022/08/18/world/webb-telescope-exoplanet-name-contest-scn/index.html?utm_term=1660905882232402a1077a60b&utm_source=cnn_Five+Things+for+Friday%2C+August+19%2C+2022&utm_medium=email&bt_ee=aaEFD%2FuR2AZW1OusdrJx7NUU%2FyhYK15K555dfHyliIEqiLYxxNwVN15mzVM4pBtb&bt_ts=1660905882235

The International Astronomical Union, the organization in charge of naming celestial objects, is launching the NameExoWorlds 2022 Competition to give the public a chance to christen some of the first exoplanetary systems to be seen by the telescope.

Know that the IAU wants this to be a collaborative affair, so participants must create a team composed of teachers, students, astronomy enthusiasts, or professional or amateur astronomists.

A chance to be famous forever….

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