The third International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics will be held in Tehran, Iran between the 17th and 26th of October, 2009. We are pleased to invite aspiring young students from all over the world to join us for a competition which we hope will spur vivacity and compassion among nations. In a competition fortuitously coiciding with the International Year of Astronomy, we seek not only to introduce you to Iranian culture, but also to give you an opportunity to appreciate how Iranian astronomers have contributed to the science throughout the course of history.
I would like to thank you for your participation and warmly welcome you to Iran. I wish you a very pleasant stay and good luck.
Former Minister of Education