International Astronomy Olympiad - Asian-Pacific Astronomy Olympiad

Asian-Pacific Astronomy Olympiad

The Asian-Pacific Astronomy Olympiad (APAO) is a regional annual astronomy event for high school students from Asian countries. It provides a program for teams of students that did not qualify for the International Astronomy Olympiad (IAO) and the APAO follows the IAO on the calendar. The APAO was founded April 25, 2005 by IAO chairman.

Teams of Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kirgizia, Korea, Nepal, Asian part of Russia, Thailand and Singapore took part in the APAOs.

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