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Proposed Statutes of IOAA

1. In recognition of the growing significance of astronomy and related subjects in all fields of our life, including the general education of young people, and with the aim of enhancing the development of international contacts between different countries in the field of school education in astronomy and astrophysics, an annual competition in these subjects […]

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Practical and Useful Information on Traveling to Iran

Weather: Weather is expected to be moderate and dry in Tehran during the month of October. The average of maximum temperature is 29°C & minimum 10°C then, with almost no chance of rain. There is ample sunshine during the day and significant temperature difference in shade. Lodgings , discussion and examination halls, and buses are […]

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Population & Religion

Population According to 2005 census Iran’s population is estimated 68,018,000. The population is not homogeneous, although it has a Persian core that includes over half of the people. Azerbaijanis constitute almost a quarter of the population. The migrant ethnic groups of the mountains and highlands, including the Kurds, Lurs, Qashqai, and Bakhtiari, are of the […]

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IOAA is designed to be a truly international organization on Astronomy and Astrophysics competitions. The organization is run by an international committee, whose members are elected from international members of the organization. The purpose of IOAA is to promote interests and educations on astronomy and astrophysics of high school students. By participating in the competitions, […]

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The Climate

Iran’s climate is continental, with hot summers and cold, rainy winters; the mountain regions of the north and west have a subtropical climate. Temperature and precipitation vary with elevation, as winds bring heavy moisture from the Persian Gulf. The Caspian region receives over 40 in. (102 cm) of rain annually. Precipitation occurs mainly in the […]

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Second Circular, The Organizing Committee is eagerly preparing for the3rd International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics, and is looking forward to your arrival in Iran on October 2009. I would like to inform you of the latest progress and give you more information for participation in this unique event. IOAA 2009 will be held in […]

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Organizing Committee

Organizing Committee Mohsen Jamali (Head) Yaghoob Hosseinzadeh Mir Omid Haj MirSadeghi Hashemi Mohammadi Rastegarnasab Dr. Moradi Hajkarim Ghaffari Dr. Ziaoddini Goodarzinia Dr. Mohammad Taghi Mirtorabi Shami Khakian Molainejhad

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Persian Poetry

Classical Poems: Persian aptitude for versifying everyday expressions is so strong that one can encounter poetry in almost every Persian classical works, i.e. science, literature, or metaphysics. Many of Avicenna’s medical writings are known to be versified. Some most important classical Persian poets are: Roodaki (10th. century) Ferdowsi (10th. century) Farokhi Sistani(11th. century) Manucheri Damghani […]

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Message by Head of the Organizing Committee

Dear Students, Distinguished Professors, Honorable Guests, It is to my greatest delight to have the Young Scholars Club honored with hosting the third International Olympiad in Astronomy and Astrophysics. It is our hope that you will find your stay in Iran fruitful and enjoyable, and that you return home with pleasant memories to keep forever. […]

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Tehran, the capital of the Islamic Republic of Iran is one of the largest metropolitans of the world, and it is the country’s largest economic center and the base for its large and small modern technological and industrial establishments. Located on the slopes of the mountains and at the foot of the magnificent Mount Damavand, […]

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