Last weekend, 5 young members of the Club Véga de Cap-Rouge took part in the Quebec and Chaudière-Appalaches regional science fair final. This astronomy club brings together more than 100 amateur astronomers of all ages and has a very active youth section.
For his 3e participation in the primary section, Renaud L. Lebrun, from the Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague school, exhibited on rare earth.
At the secondary level, 2 teams including Club Véga members were in official competition. The first was in the popularization category: Charles Gendron and Justin L. Lebrun, from the Marcel-Mallette school, presented a project on the Graviton. Note that Justin was in his 3e participation, while Charles was in his very first. They received the Astro-Météo “coup de cœur” prize.
The second high school team was made up of Arnaud Larue and Nicolas Isabel, from Robchebelle high school. Their experimental project focused on light pollution: they demonstrated that it had greatly increased in the Quebec City region between 2010 and 2014. Nicolas was at his very first participation in the Expo-sciences and Arnaud in his second . They received three major awards, in addition to carving out a place at the Super Expo-sciences Hydro-Québec (provincial final), which will take place in April in Gatineau. Indeed, they won the Hydro Quebec energy efficiency award in addition to winning a silver medal at the junior level and finishing 3e in design / experimentation.