
The Supplementary Instructions N 3

Supplementary Instructions N 3 in Russian (not ready now)


See also: Short issue of this instructions  for
IAO2014
Participants. Groups of participants. General rules
(# 4.5. of the Acting
Statutes/Regulations):
[Since founding of the Olympiad]
School children of two groups take part in the Olympiad.
These groups are defined by the following:
Participants. Groups of participants. Temporal rules (according to
# 4.5.8. of the Acting Statutes/Regulations):
For the initial period of IAO the groups were defined by the following:
For the initial period of the Olympiad (19962015) in order
to popularisate the Olympiad the following temporal rules
of forming the country's teams are established:
1. Temporal rules for the case of absence of a National
team from a country.
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 of
the Olympic Coordinating
Council to take part in the Olympiad.
Team of region, city, town:
For the Olympiads 19961997:
 not more than 3 participants in the younger group.
 not more than 2 participant in the senior group.
 IAO IDiploma winners and IIDiploma prizewinners (at their previous participation in IAO),
not older than the age limit, who did not used such a possibility before.
 1 or 2 team leaders (specialists in astronomy or astronomy education).
Total numbers of participants and team leaders from a country
should not exceed the numbers of the national
representation.
For the Olympiads 19982004:
 not more than 2 participants in the younger group.
 not more than 1 participant in the senior group.
 IAO IDiploma winners and IIDiploma prizewinners (at their previous participation in IAO),
not older than the age limit, who did not used such a possibility before.
 exactly 1 team leader (specialist in astronomy or astronomy education).
Total numbers of participants and team leaders from a country
should not exceed the numbers of the national
representation.
For the Olympiads 20052015:
 not more than 2 participants in the younger group.
 not more than 1 participant in the senior group.
 IAO IDiploma winners and IIDiploma prizewinners (at their previous participation in IAO),
not older than the age limit, who did not used such a possibility before at IAO or APAO.
 exactly 2 team leaders (specialists in astronomy or astronomy education).
Total numbers of participants and team leaders from a country
should not exceed the numbers of the national
representation.
For the Olympiads 19962002
the Olympic Coordinating
Council may enlarge
national representation for the
countries without ANRAO or without National Astronomy Olympiads
organised by ANRAO starting their activity in IAO up to
full national representation.
For the Olympiads 19962002 in particular cases special permissions
may be done by the Olympic Coordinating Council:
 a) to change the proportion 3:2 (2:1) for the groups;
 b) to allow to participate for students a little elder than defined age limit.
2. Status of a country, starting activity in IAO.
For the Olympiads 19962003 almost all the countries are considered as
countries, starting their activity in IAO. Only Moscow Land and Russia are
not in this list.
For the Olympiads since 2004 only the countries participating in
IAO the first or the second time (including participating as town
teams from the country) are considered as countries,
starting their activity in IAO. See the list of the countries not
starting their activity in 2004,
2005, 2006,
2007, 2008,
2009, 2010,
2011, 2012,
2013 and 2014.
3. For the countries, starting their activity in the
International Astronomy Olympiad and for the students participating
the first time in IAO the age limits for the groups are defined as:
For the Olympiads 19961997:
 younger group: not older than 16.00 years old on January 1, year of the Olympiad;
 senior group: not older than 18.00 years old on January 1, year of the Olympiad.
For the Olympiads 19981999:
 younger group: not older than 16.00 years old on October 20, year of the Olympiad;
 senior group: not older than 18.00 years old on October 20, year of the Olympiad.
For the Olympiads 20002005:
 younger group: not older than 15.00 years old on January 1, year of the Olympiad;
 senior group: not older than 17.00 years old on January 1, year of the Olympiad.
For the Olympiads since 2006:
 The groups for the Olympiads since 2006 are defined by the
point # 4.5. of the Acting
Statutes/Regulations for all participating countries (see above).
4. For the students from the countries, not starting their activity in the International
Astronomy Olympiad, and who participating in IAO not the first time the age limits for
the groups are defined as:
For the Olympiads 19962005:
 younger group: not older than 15.00 years old on March 1, year of the Olympiad;
 senior group: not older than 17.00 years old on September 1, year of the Olympiad.
For the Olympiads since 2006:
 The groups for the Olympiads since 2006 are defined by the
point # 4.5. of the Acting
Statutes/Regulations for all participating countries (see above).
For the initial period of the Olympiad (19962015) in order
to popularisation the Olympiad a few temporal rules
for membership at IAO are established.
Additionally to the point # 5.1.3.
of the Acting Statutes/Regulations where it is mentioned that the registration
for participating in the IAO (for membership at IAO) may be done:
 5.1.3.1. for any country which ANRAO organized IAO during last ten years;
 5.1.3.2. for any country from which an official team was sent to an
IAO during last five years;
 5.1.3.3. for any country from which an official ANRAO observer was sent to
an IAO during last three years;
the following temporal possibitities are in operation:
 5.1.3.4. [Since founding of the Olympiad till Olympiad 2015]
for any country from which an official team was sent to
a registered IAOtype event during last two years;
 5.1.3.5. [Since founding of the Olympiad till Olympiad 2001]
for any interested country;
 5.1.3.5. [Since Olympiad 2002 till Olympiad 2005]
for any interested country organizing National Astronomy Olympiad;
 5.1.3.5. [Since Olympiad 2006 till Olympiad 2015]
for interested country organizing National Astronomy Olympiad
which was seriously involved into Astronomy Olympic movement in past
and which team is leading by an experienced in IAO traditions person;
Note: Poland, Latvia and Belarus are specialy invited according to # 5.1.3.5.
 5.1.3.6. [Since founding of the Olympiad till Olympiad 2015]
for the countries from which an official ANRAO observer together
with the Chairman of the Olympic Coordinating Council were participated at
analogous in structure International (AlltheWorld or Continental)
Science Olympiad during last three years
[it is proposed that this country is the host of this Science Olympiad
and its ANRAO take care about the mentioned common participation;
visit of the Chairman of the Olympic Coordinating Council is considered
as a visit to IAOtype event according
to the point # 9.1.2.1. of the
Acting Statutes/Regulations];
 5.1.3.7. [Since Olympiad 2007 for IAO organization at the
"historical territory": Olympiads 2007, 2010...]
for any interested country by special common permission of the Olympic
Advisory Committee and Local Organizing Committee.
Those who are interested to get further information about
the Olympiad (including official invitations for teams and
observers, take into account: visa support is necessary for
citizens of some countries!) are welcome to contact
Coordinating Council in
English
or Russian.
Dr. Michael G. Gavrilov,
Founding Chairman of the International Astronomy Olympiad,
ISSP of Russ. Acad. Sci., Institute street 2, 142432 Chernogolovka, Moscow region, Russia.
URL: http://www.issp.ac.ru/iao/
email: gavrilov@issp.ac.ru
fax: + 7 (49652)28160
