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.
7th SAO (2019)
23 Mar 2019, Saturday
Singapore University of Technology and Design
12 Mar 2019, 11.59pm; late registration is strictly not accepted, as papers will be sent for printing after the date. If there are no-shows on the actual day, you may be allowed in 10 minutes after the start of the SAO.
$10 per participant
(payable by bank transfer to Astronomy.SG)
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!
Message from the Organising Committee of the 7th SAO
7 Jun 2019
Congratulations to all participants of the 7th SAO 2019! The IOAA team has been selected and we wish them all the best in Hungary this year. We look forward to seeing you again next year! The paper for this year’s SAO can be found below: