- International Astronomy Olympiad
The International Astronomy Olympiad (IAO) is an internationally recognized annual
astronomycompetition for high school students. It is one of the international science olympiads.
The students are selected from their home countries' national olympiad. The International Olympiad consists of three exams: an observational, a theoretical and a practical. The observational round involve recognizing stars, constellations, estimating star magnitude and angular distance. The practical round consists of questions based on data results of observations. The theoretical round consists of questions involving hypothetical situations.
Most of the participant states came from Eastern Europe and Asia. The only American country ever to participate is
Brazil. Between the traditional participants are Russia, China, India, Sweden, Serbia Montenegro, Estonia, Lithuania, Thailand, Indonesia, Korea, Iran, Romania, Bulgaria. Moscow Landsend a team apart from Russia and in the X IAO, Beijingsent a team apart from China. Crimeahad sent teams apart from Ukraine. Ukraine, Belarus, Italyand Armeniahave already sent teams.
List of olympiads
School Astronomical Olympiad by Correspondence
* [http://www.issp.ac.ru/iao/ Official site of International Astronomy Olympiad]
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