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Euro-Asian Astronomical Society
The International Astronomy Olympiad

Bangladesh . Cambodia . China . Indonesia . Irkutsk Region . Kazakhstan . Kirgizstan . Korea . Nepal . Russia . Thailand

The VIII Asian-Pacific Astronomy Olympiad

To be held in November-December 2012

arrival/departure: Cox's Bazar and Chittagong
content: town of Cox's Bazar (South-East Bangladesh)



The main points for formation of the teams

The 8th Asian-Pacific Astronomy Olympiad (November-December 2012):

  • 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-2012 may participate in the APAO-2012 (that is a student may participate in the 17th IAO or in the 8th APAO but not in both of these Olympiads).
  • The groups of contestants for the 8th APAO are the same as for IAO groups, rules 4.5.2-4. are in operation, i.e.:
    • 4.5.2. The group Alpha:
      • Students, never participated in IAOs or APAOs before.
      • Participants not older than 15.00 years on January 1, 2012 (i.e. born in 1997 or later).
      • The last Form educating student cannot participate in the group Alpha.
    • 4.5.3. The group Beta:
      • For the students never participated in IAOs and APAOs before: Participants not older than 18.00 years on January 1, 2012 (i.e. born in 1994 or later).
      • For the students one time participated in IAOs or APAOs: Participants not older than 17.00 years on January 1, 2012 (i.e. born in 1995 or later).
      • For the students participated in IAOs or APAOs more than one time: Participants not older than 16.00 years on January 1, 2012 (i.e. born in 1996 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 group Beta.
    • 4.5.4. Participants of the both groups must be not younger than 14.00 years on December 31, 2012 (i.e. born not later December 31, 1998).
    • The age rules presented in table.
  • Some reasonable exceptions may be done by the IAO Chairman for actual requests from team leaders.
  • National representation quota at APAO-2012 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 group Alpha, not more than 4 participants for the group Beta. (For the 8th 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.
  • Students who have right to participate in IAO-2012 out of quota may participate in APAO-2012 instead of IAO-2012 (out of quota 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 8th APAO.
  • National Astronomy Olympic Committees and interested organizations are welcome to ask more about the 8th APAO and in 2012 may form the teams for the 17th IAO as well as for the 8th APAO.

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


    Dates, deadlines and applications

    Will be published in the 3rd announcement.

      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/2012/
      e-mail: gavrilov@issp.ac.ru
      fax: + 7-(496-52)-28-160