Kids and teens
Bright southern sky
Some of our brightest stars. On the right is the constellation Crux, the Southern Cross. In the lower left shines the constellation Centaurus.
Image credit: ESO/Yuri Beletsky
The astronomy-inspired poetry competition, Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, encouraged young poets to wax lyrical about the night sky.
We received a total of 140 poems.
The competition was sponsored by the City of Sydney, the Sydney Observatory, the Sydney Outdoor Lighting Improvement Society and Bintel.
Across 3 categories each winner received a telescope worth $800:
- 5–11 year old section: Charlotte Gregory-Fromm, Newtown Primary School
- 12–17 year old section: Joseph Burizk, Patrician Christian Brothers School, Fairfield
- Open section: Margaret Bradstock
The winners were announced at Sydney Observatory's Earth Hour event on Saturday 29 March.
Last updated: Wednesday, 30 April 2014