The International Astronomy Olympiad
The International Olympiad of Euro-Asian Astronomical
Society was founded on June, 7, 1996, as an annual
astronomy competition for high-school students. It is one of the
Science Olympiads. According to the Founding
Statutes, the Olympiad is held every year, sometime
in the period from September to December, in one of the
astronomical centres of the Olympiad member-states. School children
of several age groups take part in the Olympiad.
The first three Olympiads and the fifth Olympiad took place at the Russian State Research Centre Special Astrophysical Observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SAO RAS) in North Caucasus on November 1-8, 1996, October 21-28, 1997, October 20-27, 1998 and October 20-27, 2000. The fourth competition took place on September 25 - October 2, 1999 in the scientific town of Nauchnyj, Republic of Crimea at the Crimean Laboratory of Moscow University Sternberg Astronomical Institute, Crimean Astrophysical Observatory and Crimean "Youth Academy os Sciences" Astronomical Department.
Founding of the Olympiad Decree 07.06.1996
General information (now possible only in Russian)
Founding Statutes of the International Astronomy Olympiad Ratified 07.06.1996
Preliminary International Astronomy Olympiad 1990
Preliminary International Astronomy Olympiad 1991
I International Astronomy Olympiad (1996)01.11.1997
II International Astronomy Olympiad (1997)01.11.1998
III International Astronomy Olympiad (1998)21.01.1999
IV International Astronomy Olympiad (1999)29.10.1999
V International Astronomy Olympiad (2000)12.11.2000
VI International Astronomy Olympiad (2001)
VII International Astronomy Olympiad (2002)
National Astronomy Olympiads
Home Pages of the States, presented on the past IAO's (incl. preliminary ones):
Those who are interested to get further information about these activities are welcome to contact organizers in English or Russian.
Important note for interested participants: According to the Statutes of the Olympiad, in the case of absence of a National team from a state, the regions, cities and towns of this state are responsible (by a permit of the Olympic Coordinating Council) to take part in the Olympiad.
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