Iranian Students Shines in at Intl. Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 14:49

Iranian students ranked third at the 11th International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA) held in, Phuket, Thailand, on November 12 to 21.

According to an ISCA report, the 11th International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA 2017) has been held on November 12-21, 2017 in Phuket, Thailand and Iran came in third place after Thailand and the U.S. among the 45 countries participating in the event with one gold, three silver and one bronze medals.

IOAA is an annual event for highly performed high school students from all around the world. Established in Thailand in 2006, it was initiated by five countries namely Thailand, Indonesia, Iran, China and Poland with the aim of proliferating astronomy among high school students and fostering friendship among young astronomers at international level so as to build cooperation in the field of astronomy in the future among the young scholars.

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