The History of the International Astronomy Olympiad

Gavrilov, Michael G. and Salnikov, Igor V. and Vaesterberg, Anders R. (2011) The History of the International Astronomy Olympiad. In: The Role of Astronomy in Society and Culture. Proceedings IAU Symposium No. 260, 2009. International Astronomical Union, pp. 1-3.

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Abstract

The International Astronomy Olympiad (IAO) was founded in the 1990s as an annual scientific educating event for students of the junior high school classes. Starting from 4 teams at the 1st event in 1996 the Olympiad includes more than 20 countries nowadays. The style of the problems of IAO is aimed at developing the imagination, creativity and independent thinking. They stimulate the students to recognize the problem independently, to choose a model, to make necessary suppositions, estimations, to conduct multiway calculations or logic operations. The Asian-Pacific Astronomy Olympiad was founded as a ”daughter” (”affiliated”) olympiad in system of the International Astronomy Olympiad in 2005.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2017 08:58
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:26
URI: http://istardb.org/id/eprint/1550

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