Prof. Dr. László L. Kiss,
Director General of HAS Research Centre of Astronomy and Earth Sciences president of the Academic Committee

Dear Contestants, Team Leaders and Observers,

On behalf of the Academic Committee, it is a great honour for me to invite you to the 13th International Olympiad of Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA) in Hungary! It is a great pleasure and incomparable opportunity for the whole Hungarian science of astronomy to host the IOAA, the highest ranking international competition in the field of astronomy and astrophysics in the high-school class.

In Hungary, the science and university education of astronomy dates back to the 15th century, while the oldest presently existing observatory was founded in 1776. In the 19th century Hungarian astronomy became part of the international science flow, and since then, our top researchers participate in the highest-end international science stream in astronomy.

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Prof. Dr. László Szabados
Committee for Astronomy and Space Physics
Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Dear Contestants, Teachers, and Members of the International Board,

As the President of the Committee for Astronomy and Space Physics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences I heartily invite you to the 13th International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics in Hungary. It is particularly honourable for our country to host and organise this high-standard international contest.

Hungary is a small, but centrally located country in the Carpathian basin in the middle of Central Europe. Hungary has a special language, unique traditions and lovely folklore, all worth to enjoy. Lake Balaton, the Hungarian Sea, is the largest Central European shallow lake. With the surrounding beautiful panorama monadnock hills, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Hungary for foreigners.

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IOAA official website

This website is the official website of the 13th International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics. The main supporter of the Olympiad is the Ministry of Human Capacities of Hungary. The main implementer of the Olympiad, and the owner of this website is the University of Szeged. The main professional organizer is the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and Hungarian Astronomical Non-profit Ltd.


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