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The International Astronomy Olympiad

The 1st Asian-Pacific Astronomy Olympiad


First announcement

April 26, 2005.

The 1st Asian-Pacific Astronomy Olympiad to be held in Siberia (Asian part of Russian Federation) in the first decade of December 2005 (a month later than the 10th IAO in Beijing). It is proposed Irkutsk region (by Baikal lake) for the place of the 1st APAO, but at least two other Siberian regions are ready to organise it as well.

Siberian Organizing Committee is kindly invite countries of the region to this Olympiad, which to be held as a regional programme in line with the International Astronomy Olympiad.

The main points for the teams formation:

  • Only students did not participated at the IAO-2005 may participate in the APAO-2005 (that is a student may participate in the 10th IAO in Beijing or in the 1st APAO in Siberia but not in both of these Olympiads).
  • For the 1st APAO the (age) group of participants to be the same as proposed for IAO since 2006. i.e.:
  • Some reasonable exceptions may be done by the IAO Chairman for actual requests from team leaders.
  • National representation quota at APAO-2005 is (up to) 8 students and 2 team leaders (the same number is at the Asian Physics Olympiad): not more than 4 participants for the younger group, not more than 4 participants for the senior group. (For the 1st APAO this quota is for every country without additional demands, later rules to be analogous to the #5.2. of the IAO Statutes.) Observers are welcome as well.
  • In the case of absence of a National team from a country, the regions, cities and towns or individuals of this country state are responsible (by a permission) to take part in the 1st APAO.
  • We hope teams from traditional participating in IAO countries (China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Korea, Thailand, Asian part of Russia) to take part in the 1st APAO. May be Central Asian countries of CIS, Australia, Japan and other countries will arrive as well. Observers are welcome to the Olympiad as well.

    The second announcement about the 1st APAO to be presented later. Nevertheless National Astronomy Olympic Committees may start to form the teams not only to the 10th IAO in Beijing but also to the 1st APAO in Siberia.

    The official APAO e-mail is a p a o [a] l i s t . r u .

    Founding of the Asian-Pacific Astronomy Olympiad

    The Asian-Pacific Astronomy Olympiad 2005 - last information

    Climate on Baikal lake

    The International Astronomy Olympiad (IAO)

    Asian-Pacific and Asian Olympiads on other subjects