Wednesday, June 11, 2008
International Olympiad in Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA)-2008
International Olympiad in Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA)-2008, to be held at Bandung, Indonesia, from August 19 to 28.A team of five students will represent India and around 35 countries are expected to participate in the Olympiad. The programme is financially supported by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. The students are given training in Astrophysics by a set of professors from IITB, HBCSE, TIFR, etc, and are given a series of tests during the camp. Bases on their performance in the tests, a team of 5 students (12th standard adn below) are selected to represent India in the IOAA.The Indian Astronomy Olympiad Programme is designed to encourage students with good foundation in physics and mathematics and an interest in astronomy, to pursue further studies in this field. For this purpose, the IAOP holds nationwide olympiad tests and selects about 50 students to undergo further training.