Singapore Astronomy Olympiad
The Singapore Astronomy Olympiad (SAO) is modelled after the International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA), which Singapore has participated in since 2007. The SAO is largely academic in nature and participants are graded on individual merit. A strong performance in the SAO qualifies students to participate in that year's IOAA.
In addition to this, the SAO aims to promote an interest in astronomy and astrophysics, in particular recent developments in these fields.
The SAO currently has no affiliation to other programmes which participants may be aware of, such as the International Astronomy Olympiad, International Space Olympiad, etc.
Details of the upcoming SAO are as follows.
Normal registration for the SAO has opened. For late registrants, please email sao [at] astronomy [dot] sg to indicate your interest.
Registration for the SAO is limited to students of local Secondary, Independent or post-Secondary/pre-University educational institutes (with a registered campus in Singapore). Full-time National Servicemen are not allowed to participate.
Award winners of the SAO are honoured in our Hall of Fame - check out the list below!
You may find the following resources useful in your preparation for the SAO and/or IOAA. The Organising Committee will keep this updated from time-to-time.
13th International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA)
|Duration:||2-10 August 2019|
|Team size:||Up to 5 students|
|Selection process:||Top performers in the SAO|
|Website:||13th IOAA (2019) @ Hungary|
|Websites of previous IOAAs:||12th IOAA (2018) @ Beijing, China
11th IOAA (2017) @ Phuket, Thailand
10th IOAA (2016) @ Bhubaneswar, India
For inquiries, please email sao [at] astronomy [dot] sg. Volunteer trainers (to host training in Singapore) are also welcome.
Last Updated on 7 Jun 2019