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The 4th Asian-Pacific Astronomy Olympiad

Bishkek (Kirgizstan)         November-December 2008.



The main points for formation of the teams

The 4th Asian-Pacific Astronomy Olympiad (November-December 2008):

  • 4.5.1. The Olympiad participants are not supposed to study at any institutions of higher education (university or school which can be considered technical colleges). Students who finished their school examination in the year of the Olympiad cannot be members of a team even if they did not start university studies.
  • Only students did not participated at the IAO-2008 may participate in the APAO-2008 (that is a student may participate in the 13th IAO or in the 4th APAO but not in both of these Olympiads).
  • For the 4th APAO the (age) group of participants to be analogous to IAO groups, rules 4.5.2-4. to be used, i.e.:
    • 4.5.2. The junior group:
      • Students, never participated in IAOs or APAOs before.
      • Participants not older than 15.00 years on January 1, 2008 (i.e. born in 1993 or later).
      • The last Form educating student cannot participate in the junior group.
    • 4.5.3. The senior group:
      • For the students never or one time participated in IAOs or APAOs: Participants not older than 17.00 years on January 1, 2008 (i.e. born in 1991 or later).
      • For the students participated in IAOs more than one time: Participants not older than 16.00 years on January 1, 2008 (i.e. born in 1992 or later).
      • The last Form educating student may participate only in the senior group.
    • 4.5.4. Participants of the both groups must be not younger than 14.00 years on December 31, 2008 (i.e. born before not later 1994).
  • Some reasonable exceptions may be done by the IAO Chairman for actual requests from team leaders.
  • National representation quota at APAO-2008 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 4th 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 4th APAO.
  • National Astronomy Olympic Committees and interested organizations are welcome to ask more about the 4th APAO and in 2008 may form the teams not only to the 13th IAO but also to the 4th APAO.

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


      Dr. Michael G. Gavrilov, Founding Chairman and Coordinator of the Asian-Pacific Astronomy Olympiad (APAO)
      ISSP of Russ. Acad. Sci., Institute avenue 15, 142432 Chernogolovka, Moscow region, Russia.

      fax: + 7-(496-52)-49-701