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Paper contest

Groups of young people are being asked to imagine it is September 1846 and to produce a newspaper about the discovery of planet Neptune. To assist them, the Neptune story is on the National Astronomy week web pages on The newspaper may contain news, features, and cartoons and should be printed on four sides of A4 if desktop published or four sides of A3 if handwritten. The contest is open to age ranges 7-11, 11-14 and 14-16 and prizes have been donated by Xemplar Computers, New Scientist and others. Closing date: November 29. Details from: Royal Astronomical Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1V 0 NL.

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