Euro-Asian Astronomical Society
The International Astronomy Olympiad

China . Indonesia . Irkutsk region . Kazakhstan . Kirgizstan . Korea . Kuwait . Russia . Singapore . Taiwan . Thailand . Vietnam

The V Asian-Pacific Astronomy Olympiad

Damyang (South Western part of Korea)         7-14. X. 2009.



The main points for formation of the teams

The 5th Asian-Pacific Astronomy Olympiad (October-November 2009):

  • 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-2009 may participate in the APAO-2009 (that is a student may participate in the 14th IAO or in the 5th APAO but not in both of these Olympiads).
  • For the 5th 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, 2009 (i.e. born in 1994 or later).
      • The last Form educating student cannot participate in the junior group.
    • 4.5.3. The senior group:
      • For the students never participated in IAOs and APAOs before: Participants not older than 18.00 years on January 1, 2009 (i.e. born in 1991 or later).
      • For the students one time participated in IAOs or APAOs: Participants not older than 17.00 years on January 1, 2009 (i.e. born in 1992 or later).
      • For the students participated in IAOs or APAOs more than one time: Participants not older than 16.00 years on January 1, 2009 (i.e. born in 1993 or later).
        Note: It is recommended for the countries' internal rules to restrict for every participant the participation in IAOs+APAOs by two times.
      • 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, 2009 (i.e. born not later December 31, 1995).
  • Some reasonable exceptions may be done by the IAO Chairman for actual requests from team leaders.
  • National representation quota at APAO-2009 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 5th 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 5th APAO.
  • National Astronomy Olympic Committees and interested organizations are welcome to ask more about the 5th APAO and in 2009 may form the teams for the 14th IAO as well as for the 5th 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 street 2, 142432 Chernogolovka, Moscow region, Russia.

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