Monday, June 3, 2013

Astronomy Olympiad: Preparation

The International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA) is an annual astrophysics competition for high school students. Each national delegation is made up of at most five student competitors plus two leaders, selected on a national level.

International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics : Preparation 

Astronomy Textbooks
Physics Textbooks 

Observational Textbooks and Software

Past Papers

Skills needed for Observational and Data Analysis Test
  • How to search planets around
  • About 40-50 constellations
  • About 100-150 bright stars and their Bayer designation
  • Positions of 40 easier "M" objects
  • How to Measure Angle in the Sky
  • How to Estimate Magnitude
  • Exact Path of Ecliptic
  • Errors and their Estimation
  • Graph Plotting Techniques

Special Video Lectures and Notes