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Budding Astropoets You’re On!

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DISCOVER THE ASTROPOET IN YOU.
Have you ever looked up at the Moon or stars and said, “That’s so beautiful, I wish I could write a poem about it?” Well, now may be the time for you—or your children—to do just that, and you could win an international award in the process.

The global organization devoted to astronomy education, Astronomers Without Borders (www.astronomerswithoutborders.org), invites children and adults everywhere to submit poems to its annual AstroPoetry Contest. The contest, in three categories—children, young adults, and adults—is open for poetry submissions from now through April 30. Poems may be in any form, but should be related to astronomy, space, or the night sky. For details and the submission form, go to:

http://astronomerswithoutborders.org/gam/global-astronomy-month-2016/astroarts/astropoetry.html

As an example, here’s a poem from one of the Young Adult winners in AWB’s 2014 contest:

PLUTO
by Rachel Pribble, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Pluto
Forgotten Planet
Isolated, neglected, frigid
Small but worthy rock
Planetoid

Classroom teachers are especially encouraged to use this contest as a student project, which would promote an imaginative mix of both English writing skills and scientific thinking. Good luck!

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