Macintosh Astronomy Workshop, Imaginova Hold Contest For Admission to Workshop

The Macintosh Astronomy Workshop, an assembly of astronomers who use Macs, and Imaginova, publisher of the astronomy software Starry Night, jointly announced on Monday a competition open to all high school students who wonit be graduating before Sept. 8. Twenty students whose essays about their personal interest in the field are judged the best will receive free admission to the Macintosh Astronomy Workshop I as well as a package of Imaginova software.

Professor Richard Kron, director of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, will be the keynote speaker at the event at the Illinois Institute of Technology, which will feature demonstrations of various Mac-based astronomy applications. The deadline for the contest is May 23.