Awards and Prizes

The Bring Home the Bacon Award

Kathryn is the winner of the 2011 Starfest Bring Home the Bacon Award. The Starfest Bring Home the Bacon Award will be awarded to the next Canadian amateur astronomer or group of Canadian amateur astronomers to make an astronomical discovery, such as a near earth asteroid, comet, nova, SUPERNOVA. This discovery must be announced by and authenticated by a recognized authority such as the International Astronomical Union.

In keeping with the spirit of Starfest the award will consist of:

500 Loonies
a pound of back bacon
a toque

Letters Received

Listed below are some of the people from which congratulory letters were received from following Kathryn's disocvery.

Prime Minsiter of Canada, Stephen Harper


Minsiter for Status of Women, Hon. Rona Ambrose


Minister of State (Science and Technology), Hon. Gary Goodyear


Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Hon. Keith Ashfield


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