IceInSpace 3rd Birthday Competition!

And the Winners Are...

Congratulations to the following winners of the IceInSpace 3rd Birthday Competition!

  • 1st Prize Winner - Rodstar
  • 2nd Prize Winner - Solanum
  • 3rd Prize Winner - akritc

Many thanks to the sponsors for their support and sponsorship of the competition.

And many thanks to the members of IceInSpace for their continuing valued support and for taking part in the competition.


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Glen Jobson from York Optical on the left, and Mike (iceman) from IceInSpace on the right

IceInSpace is turning 3, and to celebrate, we're pleased to announce the IceInSpace 3rd Birthday Competition!

On the 13th September 2004, a small homepage of Mike Salway, called IceInSpace, went live. Over the last 3 years, the site has grown to become the largest and most active astronomy community in the Southern Hemisphere.

This competition is to celebrate our birthday, and to reward our loyal community with the chance to win some great prizes. To encourage participation in this competition, the questions will be multiple choice, and to be in the draw to win the prizes, you only need to get 1 answer correct!!

The competition is kindly sponsored by:


The competition will be in the form of 30 multiple choice quiz style questions about astronomy, and you will have two weeks to get your entries in. The competition is to open to members of IceInSpace who have been registered for at least 1 month, and have made at least 5 posts.

The prizes, thanks to our generous sponsors are:

1st place


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DFK21AF04.AS imaging camera

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20x80 Lightweight Premium Binoculars

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Stellar Seat

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Astrovisuals Prize Pack

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IceInSpace Beanie

2nd place


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15x70 Hi View Binoculars

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Star Atlas Pro - Standard Edition

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AS&T Subscription

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Astrovisuals Prize Pack

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IceInSpace Beanie

3rd place


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Sidereal Clock

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Deep-Sky Planner software

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Astrovisuals Prize Pack

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IceInSpace Beanie

All place getters will also receive some IceInSpace stickers.

How To Enter

To enter the competition, follow these easy steps:

  1. You have to have been a member of the IceInSpace Forums for 1 month, and have made at least 5 posts. I'm sorry if that means you miss out this time, but to be eligible for future competitions, make sure you register with the forums and don't forget to use a valid email address as you will need it to activate your account. It's free to become a member and will only take you 30 seconds!
  2. You will see a link to the the Quiz Entry Form below when the competition is launched. At that time, do your research, answer as many questions as you can, and then you will submit your answers online. You can only submit your answers once, so check your answers carefully!
  3. Submit your entry before the close date of 5pm AEST on Thursday the 27th September 2007

Quiz Questions

The competition has now closed.

You can use the link below to see the answers you submitted, but if you did not enter you cannot submit an entry.

IceInSpace 3rd Birthday Competition Quiz Entry Form

Competition Rules

  1. Please read the rules carefully, and be sure to ask any questions on the forum if anything is unclear. A thread discussing the competition is found here in the General Chat section.
  2. The competition is open to registered IceInSpace Forum members including the moderators. The moderators are volunteers and have had no involvement in organising this competition, so they are eligible to enter. The administrators (mojo and myself) and the volunteers who helped come up with questions ([1ponders] and Dennis), are not eligible to enter.
  3. Only members who have been registered for at least 1 month, and have made at least 5 posts, are eligible to enter. 
  4. The competition will be launched on Thursday the 13th September 2007 at 9am AEST and will run for 2 weeks. The competition will close at 5pm AEST on Thursday the 27th of September 2007.
  5. All entries must be submitted using the online entry form before the closing date. Entries received after the closing date will not be eligible.
  6. Only 1 entry per member is accepted. You can only submit your answers once via the online quiz entry form.
  7. The questions are multiple choice, and there is only 1 correct answer per question.
  8. To be entered into the draw to win the prizes, you only have to get 1 question correct. However the more correct answers you get, the more times you will entered into the draw. The following scale will determine how many times you will be entered into the draw:
    • Between 1 and 9 correct answers: 1 entry into the draw
    • Between 10 and 19 correct answers: 2 entries into the draw
    • Between 20 and 29 correct answers: 3 entries into the draw
    • All 30 answers correct: 4 entries into the draw
  9. On (or around) the 3rd of October 2007, all entries will be placed into a hat and the first, second and third place getters will be drawn in that order out of the barrel. The actual date of the draw will be announced as it gets closer.
  10. Prizes will be posted out to the winners in the week following the draw, after all winners have been contacted and acknowledged their prize.
  11. The Australian Sky & Telescope subscription prize is only available to Australian and New Zealand members of IceInSpace. 
  12. The first place winner gets to choose between the 15x70 or the 20x80 binoculars from AOE. The second place winner receives the remaining prize.
  13. The Stellar Seat prize is only available to Australian members of IceInSpace due to the high shipping cost.
  14. The winners will be contacted via forum Private Message and may have their names displayed on this site. Make sure your profile is setup to receive PM's and ensure your email address is valid so that you can be contacted!
  15. All winners must acknowledge their prize within 1 week of the draw. In the event that the winner cannot be contacted, the runners up will receive the next available prize and a new 3rd place winner will be drawn.
  16. The prizes cannot be converted to cash.
  17. The judges decision is final and no correspondance will be entered into.
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