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The V Asian-Pacific Astronomy Olympiad

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



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in Damyang


The main points for formation of the teams

The 5th Asian-Pacific Astronomy Olympiad (October 7-14, 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.)
  • One of the leaders invited from each state is designated delegation head and is responsible for the whole delegation. The other is the pedagogical leader and is obliged to take part in work of the jury and so to meet necessary for jury member requirements, see Rules and Regulations for a jury member of the Olympiad and translators (the same as for the IAO).
  • 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 .


    Applications and deadlines

    The dates of the V Asian-Pacific Astronomy Olympiad are October 7-14, 2009.
    Official accommodation peiod is since 12:00 October 7th till 12:00 October 14th.
    Two days before and two days after the Olympiad are possible in the Damyang Youth Camp (i.e. since 12:00 October 5th till 12:00 October 7th and since 12:00 October 14th till 12:00 October 16th).
    The details of the arrival and departure have to be discussed with the Local Organizing Committee.

    Applications should be done in advance for the Olympic Advisory Committee. Application includes:

  • Form of the application (Excel file, please, save the table in format not later Excel-1997-2003).
  • Personal data of all proposed team leaders and participants (please, save the data in text format *.txt).
  • Rules and Regulations for a participant of the Olympiad (the same as for the IAO) that have to be translated from English or Russian into native languages of participants (if using Word, please, save the translation in format not later Word-1997-2003), attention for additions during last years (red text):
    A report of National Olympiad is not necessary for the first APAOs.
  • Deadlines:

  • The regular deadline for preliminary information from countries that they are participating: July 7, 2009 (13 weeks before the Olympiad as per the Statutes).
    (After this time the point "in the case of absence information from ANRAO of the country, provinces, towns and individuals may send applications to OCC to represent their country at APAO" is coming into operation.)

  • The deadline for preliminary information from any team (countries, provinces, towns and individuals) that they are participating: August 11, 2009.

  • The deadline for receiving the applications from teams:

    • For the teams which ask for Korean visa - together with the personal data for visas (or before).
      E-mails for sending the applications. Please, use all three e-mails.

        Please, take into account that large time is necessary for preparing invitations for visas, so:

      • Usual way to have invitations for visa.
        The official deadline for receiving application and all personal data: August 30, 2009.
        E-mails for sending the personal data. Please, use all three e-mails.

      • Special way.
        The deadline and (additional) special requirements should be discussed with the Local Organizing Committee. Larger fees.
        E-mails for consultations.

    • For the teams which do not ask for Korean visa:


    Local Organizing Committee

      • Advisors
          Young Gi Min, Jong Ok Woo, Hong Sik Yoon, Seung Soo Hong, Young Woon Kang, Seog Jae Park

      • Chairman
          Yong Hee Kang

      • Vice-Chairpersons
          Hyung Mok Lee, Jong Chul Park

      • Members
          In Sung Yim, Bong Gyu Kim, Yong Bok Lee, Seog Min Kwon, Hee Won Lee, Myung Hyun Lee, Myung Shin Im, Yong Jae Moon

      • Staff
          YooJea Kim, Hae Jin Jung



      • Chairperson
          Sang Gak Lee

      • Vice-Chairperson
          Michael Gavrilov

      • Members
          Theoretical Round: Team Leaders
          Practical Round: Korean Members
          Observational Round: Korean Members



      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.

      URL: http://www.issp.ac.ru/iao/apao/2009/
      e-mail: gavrilov@issp.ac.ru
      fax: + 7-(496-52)-49-701