An interest to astronomy arises in all age groups of children irrespectively of their place of residence or social position of their parents. To support the enthusiasm of the young amateurs, to give them a possibility to test their knowledge and to help them to get in touch with their like-minded friends, astronomical Olympiads are regularly carrying out in Moscow since 1946/47, in april 1996 it was the 50-th anniversary of city Olympiads.
The Moscow Astronomy Olympiad is the oldest in the World.
These Olympiads consist of two separate tours for every of three age groups (for students of 6-7, 8-9 and 10-11 forms), the examination of the results and triumphal congratulation and rewarding of winners. Winners of the Olympiad obtain privileges if they plan to enter Astronomical Department of M.V.Lomonosov Moscow State University.
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© Dr. Michael G. Gavrilov,
ISSP RAS, 1996, 1999, 2001.