VIZIANAGARAM: On the eve of two-day celebrations of International Year of Astronomy (IYA-2009) on November 6 and 7 at M.R. College (Autonomous) here, quiz competitions in astronomy were conducted for high school and college students in the town.

In the schools category, Gurajada Public School and in the college’s category M.V.G.R. College of Engineering teams won first prizes.

‘Physics - Fun Exhibition’ and ‘Astronomy video-show’ for high school students will be held in the forenoon session on November 7 at the Physics Department of the college, according to D.R.K. Raju, principal of the college, in a press release.