The International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics
The International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA) is an international competition for high school students. The Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics offers training camps and arranges activities that hopefully are exciting, fun and slightly different. Be the first in Norway to join!
The International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA) is an international competition for high school students along the lines of the other International Science Olympiads, covering the fields of Astronomy and Astrophysics.
The competition was established in 2007, when 21 countries joined. Now there are more than 40 countries participating, and Norway has never been with ... before now! Those who will represent Norway are selected through several national selection rounds.
The main goal of IOAA is to promote the growing interest in Astronomy and related subjects, through the general education of young people, and enhancing the development of international contacts among different countries in promoting Astronomy and Astrophysics in schools.
Through the event like IOAA, it is expected that more bright high school students will deepen and feed their "passion" for Astronomy by studying Astronomy and Astrophysics at the university level.
Participating students, who must be under the age of 20 on 30thJune of the year of the event, solve theoretical, data analysis, observational problems individually and in teams under controlled and timed conditions over a period of 10 days.
The Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics in collaboration with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), the Norwegian Center for Space Related Education (NAROM), the Norwegian Astronomical Society (NAS) and high school teachers, will be designing the national exams, select student, educate and coach them here at the University of Oslo. The top candidates will then represent Norway at the international Olympics itself.