Crimson Education 2019 TBA
The International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA) is an annual event held for high performing high school students from all corners of the globe. Established in Thailand 2006, it was initiated by five countries including Thailand, Indonesia, Iran, China and Poland with the aim to proliferate Astronomy among high school students, to foster friendship among young astronomers at international level so as to build cooperation in the field of Astronomy in the future among the young scholars. The competition consists of 2 parts: the theoretical competition (including short and long questions) and practical competition (including observations and data analysis). There should normally be 15 short and 2 or 3 long questions for the theoretical part. For the practical part, the organiser may give a set task on 1) observation, 2) paper-based practical problem, 3) computer-based problem, 4) planetarium simulation or combination of the four, which is expected to be solvable in 5 hours. Some of the countries which have hosted the IOAA in the past include Thailand in 2007, Indonesia in 2008, Iran in 2009, China in 2010, Poland in 2011, Brazil in 2012, Greece in 2013, Romania in 2014, Indonesia in 2015, India in 2016, and Thailand in 2017. Beijing China will be hosting IOAA in 2018. The IOAA comprises of three rounds: a theoretical test, observation test and data analysis test, whose total counts towards medals of participating students. In addition, there is also be a team competition to determine the best team. IOAA 2020 will be organized in Bogota, Colombia from 13th to 22th September 2020. For more information visit the official website here .
Feb 23, 2019