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2017 Odysseus Contest Thessaloniki Regional Event

The 2017 Odysseus Contest Thessaloniki Regional will take place from 13th to 15th May 2017, at NOESIS, Thessaloniki, Greece.

The Thessaloniki Regional will gather the top Pioneer teams, winners at the national stage, of the Odysseus Contest Cycle II, organized during 2016 – 2017 academic year.

The Odysseus national pioneer finalists from Greece, Bulgaria and Cyprus, will enjoy three days full of fun and space-related experiences and engaged in a space science challenge that enables them to showcase their skills, knowledge and talent. Space mission simulations, astronaut training exercises, lectures about life in space and space industry were only a few of the programme activities.

The contestants will present their projects in front of the Jury Panel, which will have a really hard task to select the Regional winners. The Pioneer winners will be announced on 15th May, in the Thessaloniki Regional Award Ceremony.

  • Saturday 13 / 05
    • 13.30 Arrival
    • 14.00 – 14.30 – Welcome lunch
    • 14.30 – 18.30 – Organised visit at NOESIS premises
    • 18.30 – 19.30 – Free time
    • 20.00 – 22.00 – Dinner
    • 22.30 – Visit to the Observatory (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
    • Lecture by Prof. Seiradakis “How did Aristarchus discoverd the heliocentric theory 2000 years ago?”
  • Sunday 14 / 05
    • 8.00 Bus transfer to NOEISIS
    • 9.00 – 13.30 The Pioneers – Projects’ Presentation
    • 14.00 – 15.00 –Lunch
    • 15.00 – 16.30 – Visit the simulator and the planetarium
    • 16.30 – 18.00 – Award Ceremony
    • Lecture by Prof. V. Charmandaris “In quest for the truth using light”
    • 18.30 – 20.00 – Free time
    • 20.30 Dinner
  • Monday 15 / 05
    • Departure
Regional Winners

Diploma for the best project
Project “MartianLab” of the team “Red Frontiers”, from the High School of Mathematics” Varna, Bulgaria
Qualified project for the International Final in Toulouse 3-7 July 2017

Diploma for the best scientific project
Project “Exoplanet Pursuit”, of the team “PLANet B”, from the Zanneio Experimental Lyceum, Piraeus, Greece

Diploma for originality
Project “Quantum Rover” of the team “Quantum Rover”, from the Psychico College, Athens, Greece

Diploma for academic excellence
Project “Hydrogen Energy from Ambient Humidity”, of the team “Johnchiotelis” from the Experimental High School of University of Patras, Greece

Diploma for girls in science
Project “Exoplanets” of the team “Explorers Of Space ”, from the 2nd Junior High N. Ionia, Attica, Greece

Diploma for the most artistic presentation
Project “A thorough research on Astrobiology”, of the team “The Brainiacs”, from the Aristoteleio College Thessaloniki, Greece

Diploma for the best practical value project
Project “Automatized Radiation Shield”, of the team “Denizglbhrli”, from the Ozel Cevizlibag Doga Koleji, Instabul, Turkey

Diploma for the most socially relevant project
Project “A House on Mars”, of the team “Narwhals”, from the Anglo-American School of Sofia, Bulgaria

Diploma for sustainability and environmental awareness
Project “Ion Thruster & EM Drive”, of the team “Paxih”, from the Archangelos Lyceum Apostolos Markos, Cyprus