Euro-Asian Astronomical Society

VIIIth International Astronomy Olympiad

Stockholm Observatory and Saltsjöbadens Samskola, Sweden, October 2-8, 2003

Armenia Brazil Bulgaria China India Indonesia Iran Ireland Italy Korea Lithuania Moscow land Romania Russia Sweden

The VIIIth International Astronomy Olympiad was organized on October 2-8, 2003 in Stockholm, Sweden at Saltsjöbadens Samskola and the Stockholm Observatory. 55 students from 12 countries participated, and there were observers from two more countries. The participants came from Armenia, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Romania, Russia, South Korea and Sweden.

[Stockholm Observatory] The main organizers of the Olympiad were the Euro-Asian Astronomical Society (directly by the Olympic Coordinating Council), the Swedish section of the European Association for Astronomy Education, Saltsjöbadens Samskola, Stockholm Observatory and the Swedish National Space Board.

[Saltsjöbadens Samskola] Autorized National Representative Astronomy Organizations (ANRAO) of the participating countries were authorized to form the teams of the Olympiad member-states.

All teams participating in the olympiad were be met by the Local Organizing Committee at the Stockholm-Arlanda airport (if arriving by air) or at the ferry terminals of Silja Line and Viking Line (if arriving by ferry).

Prizewinners of the Olympiad:


Li Zeng China I BR
Maria Kozlovskaia Moscow Land I BR
Asilata Bapat India I  
Sumit Shekhar India I  
Vadim Vybornov Russia II  
Asutosh Sahu India II  
Evan Gozali Indonesia II  
Ignat Kalinov Bulgaria II  
Andrey Chursin Russia II  
Alexandre Pats Moscow Land II  
Sara Mashhoun Iran III  
Yimang Li China III  
Bamdad Hosseini Iran III  
Xun Yu China III  
Andre Yohannes Wibisono Indonesia III  
Silva Michel Brazil III  
Stamatov Rumen Bulgaria III  
Kapocius Vytis Lithuania III  

Shriharsh Tendulkar India I BR
Mkrtich Soghomonyan Armenia I  
Sergey Alyamkin Russia I  
Rohan Chabukswar India I  
Zhirayr Avetisyan Armenia I BP
Radhika Marathe India II  
Sergey Gureev Moscow Land II  
Nikola Karavasilev Bulgaria II  
Celistrino Teixeira Brazil II  
Eko Widiatmoko Indonesia II PI
Jinwoo Lee Korea III  
Xiangyi Luo China III  
Yue Liang China III  
Alexey Shtokolov Moscow Land III  
Artavazd Minasyan Armenia III  
Aleksandr Khulio Akosta Russia III  
Ki Hyun Kim Korea III  
Mohsen Ramezanpour Iran III  

The official languages of the Olympiad were English and Russian. The problems were prepared by the Organizing Committee in these two languages and the leaders were responsible for the translation to the native languages of the participants just before the rounds (three hours before).

The place of lodging for the teams was Vandrarhem Zinkensdamm (a hostel at a central location in Stockholm, close to the Metro station Zinkensdamm). You can visit the website of Zinkensdamm to read more about the hostel. Chose Youth Hostel from the menu at the bottom of the page.

Postal address:
STF Vandrarhem Zinkensdamm
Zinkens väg 20
SE-117 41 Stockholm

Telephone: +46-(0)8-616 81 00

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The currency in Sweden is krona (eng: Swedish Crown) which is divided in 100 öre. The abbreviation for krona is kr, and the code is SEK. Banknotes in circulation are 20, 50, 100, 500, 1000 kr. Coins in circulation are 50 öre, 1 kr, 5 kr and 10 kr. At Currency Exchange Deluxe you can see the current exchange rates between more than 60 currencies and the Swedish krona.

Links to further useful information
- Stockholm town - Official guide to Stockholm (In English, Russian, Swedish, Finnish, German, Spanish, Italian and Japanese)
- Stockholm/Arlanda Timetables - Arrivals to and Departures from Stockholms major international airport
- Stockholm Metro map
- - The official gateway to Sweden. Info about Sweden from the Swedish Institute.
- Climate in Stockholm
- Weather forcast for Stockholm

President of the local organizing committee:

    Anders Västerberg
    Saltsjöbadens Samskola
    SE-133 34 Saltsjöbaden

    telephone:+46 (0)8 718 82 26

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The International Astronomy Olympiad 2004 was held in Crimea. The Olympic Coordinating Council will be glad to receive your comments and proposals for the IAO in 2005.
Last updated at 10:02 UT, October 27, 2004