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Euro-Asian Astronomical Society
The International Astronomy Olympiad



The XIII Asian-Pacific Astronomy Olympiad

Dates:   November 22-29, 2017

Host:   Novosibirsk (Siberia, Russia)


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First announcement
June 2017



*       Second       *
announcement
August 2017



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The main points for formation of the teams

The XIII Asian-Pacific Astronomy Olympiad (November 2017):

  • 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-2017 may participate in the APAO-2017 (that is a student may participate in the XXII IAO or in the XIII APAO but not in both of these Olympiads).
  • The groups of contestants for the XIII APAO are the same as for IAO groups, rules 4.5.2-4. are in operation, i.e.:
    • 4.5.2. The group Alpha:
      • 4.5.2.1. Students, never participated in IAOs or APAOs before.
      • 4.5.2.2. Participants not older than 15.00 years on January 1, 2017 (i.e. born in 2002 or later).
      • 4.5.2.3. The last Form educating student cannot participate in the group Alpha.
    • 4.5.3. The group Beta:
      • 4.5.3.1. For the students never participated in IAOs and APAOs before: Participants not older than 18.00 years on January 1, 2017 (i.e. born in 1999 or later).
      • 4.5.3.2. For the students one time participated in IAOs or APAOs: Participants not older than 17.00 years on January 1, 2017 (i.e. born in 2000 or later).
      • 4.5.3.3. For the students participated in IAOs or APAOs more than one time: Participants not older than 16.00 years on January 1, 2017 (i.e. born in 2001 or later).
        Note: It is recommended for the countries' internal rules to restrict for every participant the participation in IAOs+APAOs by two times.
      • 4.5.3.4. 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, 2017 (i.e. born not later December 31, 2003).
    • The age rules presented in the form of a table.
  • Some reasonable exceptions may be done by the APAO Chairman for actual requests from team leaders.
  • National representation quota at APAO-2017 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. Observers are welcome as well.
  • Students who have right to participate in IAO-2017 out of quota may participate in APAO-2017 instead of IAO-2017 (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 are responsible (by a permission) to take part in the XIII APAO.
  • National Astronomy Olympic Committees and interested organizations are welcome to ask more about the XIII APAO and in 2017 may form the teams for the XXII IAO as well as for the XIII APAO.


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    Dates, deadlines and applications

    For teams which need Russian visa:

    August - middle September 2017 - pre-registration of teams.

    September 5 moved to September 19, 2017 - regular deadline for applications including sending the main file (see explanation how to fill in the bottom of the file), personal data form and passport scan with obligatory photo and signature (please, save 300dpi resolution image in format *.jpg only, and not *.pdf, not *.bmp, not *.tif, etc.).
             Note: just scan of the passport is necessary, and not image made using photocamera.

    September 26 moved to October 10, 2017 - late deadline (accommodation fees as per late application).

    Since September 27 October 11, 2017 - urgent case applications (accommodation fees as per very late application).

    For teams which do not need Russian visa:

    August - middle September 2017 - pre-registration of teams.

    September 12 moved to September 26, 2017 - regular deadline for applications including sending the main file (see explanation how to fill in the bottom of the file), personal data form and passport scan with obligatory photo and signature (please, save 300dpi resolution image in format *.jpg only, and not *.pdf, not *.bmp, not *.tif, etc.).
             Note: just scan of the passport is necessary, and not image made using photocamera.

    October 3 moved to October 17, 2017 - late deadline (accommodation fees as per late application).

    Since October 4 October 18, 2017 - urgent case applications (accommodation fees as per very late application).

    For all teams:

    October 1, 2017 - deadline for signing financial agreements (if necessary for the actual teams)
    and to send accommodation fees by bank transfer (in very special cases),
    November 22, 2017 - cash payment of accommodation fees.

    November 22, 2017 - day of arrival (earlier arrival has to be co-ordinaed with LOC),
    November 29-30, 2017 - days of departure (later departure has to be co-ordinaed with LOC).

    Full application documents list

    More information:

    To be published in the 3rd announcement.


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    The tentative programme of the Olympiad

    Programme will be published in the 3rd announcement.


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      Dr. Michael G. Gavrilov, Founding Chairman and Coordinator of the Asian-Pacific Astronomy Olympiad (APAO)
      ISSP of Russ. Acad. Sci., Academician Ossipyan street 2, 142432 Chernogolovka, Moscow region, Russia.

      URL: http://www.issp.ac.ru/iao/apao/2017/
      e-mail: gavrilov@issp.ac.ru
      fax: + 7-(496-52)-28-160