GeCAA

Global e-Competition on Astronomy and Astrophysics (GeCAA)

Due to CoViD-19 pandemic situation, IOAA 2020 stands cancelled. For the benefit of participants who were selected in different national competitions to participate in IOAA 2020, the IOAA international board will organise Global e-Competition on Astronomy and Astrophysics. The competition is being organised by IOAA international board with extensive support of Estonian Astronomy Olympiad Committee. As the technical host, Estonian Astronomy Olympiad Committee will be responsible for all logistics and technology solutions.

All registrations must be forwarded by the respective national Olympiad committees. No participant can register directly for this competition. In case your country has not participated in previous IOAAs, please contact IOAA secretariat by email.

  • The event will be held in two categories.
    • Individual Category
      • Each participant of this event category must appear for three rounds of test online. One test will be based on theoretical problems, one on the data analysis problems, one on observation related problems.
      • The rounds for this category will be held on September 25, 26 and 27, 2020. 
      • Each test will be of 2-3 hours of duration.
    • Team Category
      • In this event category, the participants will be grouped in mixed international teams by the organisers and will be given a set of tasks to solve in a collaborative way.
      • The teams will receive the tasks on September 28, 2020 and will have to submit their solutions by October 12, 2020.
    • In both categories, the participants will receive certificates of appreciation for their performance. The certificates will indicate their notional level of achievement. There will be no physical medals or prizes of any kind.
  • Timeline:
    • Deadline for pre-registration: 31 July 2020
    • Deadline for final registration: 31 August 2020
    • Mock practice test for students: 15 September 2020
    • Dates for Individual Category Rounds: 25-27 September 2020
    • Dates for Team Category Event: 28 September – 12 October 2020

All registrations must be forwarded by the respective national Olympiad committees. No participant can register directly for this competition. In case your country has not participated in previous IOAAs, please contact IOAA secretariat by email.