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Entry from May 11, 2020
“The astronomer’s research project didn’t win a Galaxy Award, but he received a constellation prize”

A “consolation prize” is not a “constellation prize,” but there are jokes. “The astronomer’s research project didn’t win him the coveted Galaxy Award, but he did receive a constellation prize” was posted on Twitter by Craig Bennett on September 22, 2009.

“So I entered an astronomy contest the other day… I didn’t come first but I did get a constellation prize” was posted on Reddit—Jokes on December 1, 2013. “What do you call a participation trophy in astronomy? A constellation prize” is a riddle that was posted on Reddit—Dadjokes on May 9, 2020.


Twitter
Craig Bennett
@_theclyde
The astronomer’s research project didn’t win him the coveted Galaxy Award, but he did receive a constellation prize.
7:27 AM · Sep 22, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Geoff Whitfield
@TacoGeoff
Signboard for today- “The astronomer won a constellation prize”
8:54 PM · Sep 23, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Phillip Hunter
@phillipaphunter
Have I ever told you I entered an astronomy contest one time. I didn’t get first place, but I got the constellation prize.
1:00 AM · Sep 23, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Google Books
A Man Walks Into a Bar 3
By Jonathan Swan
London, UK: Ebury Publishing
2010
Pg. 342:
The astronomer’s research project didn’t win him the coveted Galaxy Award, but he did receive a constellation prize.

Twitter
Edward Philips
@1755Dictionary
Glad to see you’re back.  RT @jbrownridge: I came second in an astronomy competition. They awarded me a constellation prize.
3:50 AM · Jul 21, 2011·Hootsuite

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/tboy2000 December 1, 2013
So I entered an astronomy contest the other day…
...I didn’t come first but I did get a constellation prize. grin

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/killerflyingsquirrel 5 years ago (Probably 2014.—ed.)
What do you call the runners up award at an astronomy competition?
A Constellation prize

Twitter
James
@liveindetail
Does the runner up in the ‘Astronomer Of The Year’ competition receive a constellation prize?
1:08 PM · Mar 5, 2015·Twitter for Android

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/Lenzar86 August 14, 2018
I entered an astronomy competition. I didn’t win.
But I did get the constellation prize.

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/aba84389 September 25, 2018
I was really disappointed when I came last in the astronomy competition, but they still gave me a map of the stars just for participating.
It was a constellation prize

Twitter
Lyse Hext
@Ala_Mhigo
DId you hear about the world’s second best astrologian?
They won a constellation prize.
7:31 PM · May 7, 2020·TweetDeck

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/lazy-aubergine May 9, 2020
What do you call a participation trophy in astronomy?
A constellation prize.

Twitter
Dad Jokes
@Dadsaysjokes
What do you call a participation trophy in astronomy?
A constellation prize.
4:41 PM · May 9, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

LaffGaff
PARTICIPATION TROPHY
By laffgaff May 12, 2020
What do you call a participation trophy in astronomy?
A constellation prize. 

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityTime/Weather • Monday, May 11, 2020 • Permalink