The 13th International Astronomy Olympiad has been
held successfully in Trieste (Italy) on October 13-21, 2008.
It was the second time the Olympiad held in West Europe.
In the evening of October 19, at the conclusion of all the rounds the
results being available, the Jury Board members have a meeting to look
at the overall performance of all the students without knowing their
names or nationalities (the so called "blind
As the usual procedure at this meeting, they decided on the cut off
level for the I Diploma, II Diploma, III Diploma (corresponding to
the Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals) and Diploma of Participation.
Here is this decision. But, as per
convention, the names should not be announced till the Closing
The Closing Ceremomy took place on October 20.
Fourteen students won the first prizes in the Olympiad,
including Park Woo Rhim, Korea (juniors) and
Vadim Lebedev, Russia (seniors) reached the best results.
The whole list of Winners and
Prizewinners of the Olympiad
The Web-page of the XIII Olympiad before
its organisation (information for possible participants)
Schedule of the Olympiad 2008:
Sunday, October 12 - Arriving of some teams
Monday, October 13 - Day of arrival
Tuesday, October 14 - Day of opening ceremony
Wednesday, October 15 - Day of the theoretical round
Thursday, October 16 - Day of the observational round
Friday, October 17 - Day of excursion to Basovizza Observatory
Saturday, October 18 - Day of the practical round
Sunday, October 19 - Day of excursion to Venice
Monday, October 20 - Day of closing ceremony
Tuesday, October 21 - Day of teams departure
Committees of the XIII IAO
The Olympic Advisory Committee 2008
M.G.Gavrilov (IAO Chairman) - Chairman,
C.Boehm (Trieste, XIII IAO-2008 LOC Chairman),
I.V.Salnikov (Simferopol', XII IAO-2007 and IX IAO-2004 LOC Chairman),
A.Kumar (Bombay, XI IAO-2006 LOC Chairman),
J.Zhu (Beijing, X IAO-2005 LOC Chairman),
A.R.Vaesterberg (Stockholm, VIII IAO-2003 LOC Chairman).
Local Organizing Committee 2008
Prof. Emer. Margherita Hack (Trieste) - Honorary Chairperson
Prof. Stefano Cristiani (Trieste) - Honorary Chairman
Conrad Boehm (Trieste) - Chairman, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Gabriella Schiulaz (Trieste) - Secretary, email@example.com
Postal address: Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste - Via G.B. Tiepolo, 11, I-34131 Trieste, Italy.
of LOC, helpful information
Methodical Commissions 2008
Dr. Michael G. Gavrilov - Chairman, Theoretical Round
Mauro Dolci - Chairman, Practical Round
Michele Maris - Chairman, Observational Round
Jury Board 2008
Dr. Stefano Cristiani - Chairman
Dr. Michael G. Gavrilov - Vice-Chairman
18 team leaders represent 18 teams - members, international part
4 LOC members
who want to send a team to the next Olympiads
Dr. Michael G. Gavrilov, Founding Chairman and Coordinator of the International Astronomy Olympiad (IAO)
ISSP of Russ. Acad. Sci., Institute avenue 15, 142432 Chernogolovka, Moscow region, Russia.
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