THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Biyon Sony Joseph from Loyola School bagged the first prize in the International Space Olympiad 2015, held on Sunday at the Kerala Science and Technology Museum, Thiruvananthapuram. Varna Jose from St Mary’s Convent School and Aaron John Sabu, St Thomas Central School, came second and third respectively in the event organised by Edu Mithra Intellectual Services for those interested in knowing more about the mysterious world called space.
Around 100 school children from across the country, who were selected after an online exam, participated in the eight-hour-long olympiad. Dr Anand Narayanan, space scientist and associate professor, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, conducted the question-answer session for the students. The session, which went on for six rounds, dealt with topics like space science, space technology, history of space explorations and so on.
Padmashree and former VSSC director Dr M Chandradathan, addressed the students.