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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Astronomy & Astrophysics Olympiad National Competition Underway

I feel it's great that we can have our students studied and concerned more on astronomy in this year of astronomy ( IYA 2009). The UNESCO proclaimed year will likely be more highlighted with the performances of students at the 3rd International Astronomy & Astrophysics Olympiad, to be held in next October in Iran. (May the conditions be good for everyone in Iran by October 2009)

This blog post is about the readiness of Sri Lanka's team to tale part at the latter. We will first discuss basically and go deep soon into the topic.

Well, the last 30th (June) marked the deadline for the applications for the 2nd National Astronomy & Astrophysics Olympiad in Sri Lanka. I hope many of you guys have already applied though this post was late on my blog. The National Olympiad Competition is scheduled to be held on next 18th Saturday lasting for 2 hours from 11.00 am to 1.00 pm. Competition will be conducted on following Universities of Sri Lanka trilingually featuring Sinhalese, English & Tamil.Astronomy & Astrophysics Olympiad National Competition Underway

  • University of Colombo
  • University of Perdeniya
  • University of Kelaniya
  • University of Ruhuna
  • University of Batticoala
  • University of Jaffna
The National Olympiads are conducted jointly by the Department of Examinations and Physics Department of University of Colombo.

Winners will be awarded with medallions and certificates whereas the top 5 scorers will be selected and trained extensively on Astronomy & Astrophysics to tale part at the international event.

I wish all you guys the very best in the contest....
Stay tuned with more news & updates with IYA 2009 Astronomy Sri Lanka


This time, I really hope to see a victory from our Sri Lankan team...