"Astronomy Olympiad" competition
01 February 2009 - 28 March 2009

The Astronomy Olympiad is a competition targeting school students, 10-13 years of age, that aims to stimulate enthusiasm and interest in astronomy.


The Astronomy Olympiad is an excellent opportunity for applying basics of astronomy, mathematics, science, computer science, social studies, and language to solve the competition’s required challenges. Through hands-on activities, research and observation students will demonstrate their creativity, as well as their problem solving and teamwork skills.


The competition was among 12 teams from different schools in Alexandria governorate. Each team consisted of 5 students and 1 teacher. The competition was divided into a number of rounds where every 2 teams competed to accomplish a task and get points for each task. The team that collected the highest number of points won the first place.


The winners of the three first spots won free places in the upcoming Astro-Camp trip, the details of which were announced shortly on the PSC website.


The Astronomy Olympiad was for school groups only; the twelve participating groups were:

    1. Agyal Private School
    2. Alahram Preparatory Language School
    3. Almadina Almonawara Private School
    4. Zahran Language Schools
    5. Victory College
    6. Elnasr Girls College (EGC)
    7. Moharam Bek
    8. Alramel Boys Preparatory School
    9. Ali Ibn Abi-Taleb Preparatory School
    10. Mostafa Elnagar Experimental School
    11. Egyptian English Language School (EELS)
    12. Alnour Experimental Language School

 

W: win - D: draw - L: loss

Team

W

D

L

Points

Agyal Private School

9

1

1

28

Almadina Almonawara Private School

8

2

1

26

Alahram Preparatory Language School

7

2

2

23

Victory College

7

1

3

22

Elnasr Girls College (EGC)

6

0

4

19

Egyptian English Language School (EELS)

5

0

6

15

Alramel Boys Preparatory School

3

2

6

11

Ali Ibn Abi-Taleb Preparatory School

3

1

7

10

Moharam Bek

3

1

7

10

Mostafa Elnagar Experimental School

3

1

7

10

Zahran Language Schools

3

1

7

10

Alnour Experimental Language School

2

1

8

7


olympiad_Rounds.doc


In celebration of the Closing of the Astronomy Olympiad Competition, one of the International Year of Astronomy 2009 activities organized by the Planetarium Science Center, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina hosted Dr. Robert Williams; Former Director of Hubble Space Telescope Science Institute and President-elect of the International Astronomical Union; and Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman; NASA Astronaut and Professor at MIT; to lecture at the BA Conference Center, Small Theater, on Saturday, 28 March 2009, at 12:00 noon. 


final.pdf

                                                

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