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Mexico highlights in Latin American Astronomy and Astronautics Olympiad
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Puebla, Mexico, Oct. 22 (Notimex).- The National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics (INAOE, for its acronym in Spanish), reported that Mexican high school students won gold, silver and an honorable mention when competing in the X Latin American Olympiad of Astronomy and Astronautics (OLAA, for its acronym in Spanish). In a statement, the institute said that this meeting was held from the 14 to the 19 of this month in the city of Ayolas, Paraguay, and in this tenth edition of the Olympiad participated young people from Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay, Panama, Paraguay and Mexico. It added that the INAOE also carries out activities to prepare those selected, both remotely and during stays made by selected young people in the facilities of Tonantzintla, Puebla. In the OLAA various tests are carried out, among which are a theoretical individual consisting of the resolution of theoretical astronomy exercises; an individual recognition of constellations and celestial objects; a theoretical by teams, and one of elaboration and launching of water rockets. It added that in the tenth edition of the OLAA Nancy Ruiz Dominguez, a student of the high school of the University of La Salle Bajio Juan Alonso campus of Torres de Leon, Guanajuato, obtained honorable mention. On the other hand, Alan Poisot Palacios, from the Wexford School in Queretaro, won a silver medal, and Oscar Angulo Flores, from the Colegio de Bachilleres in the State of Sonora, Reforma de la Ciudad de Hermosillo, won a gold medal and an award for the best individual theoretical test. NTX/JGS/HAR/GVG/BBF read more
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