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International Astronomy Olympiad

US IAO 2019 Team members
US IAO 2019 Team members (from left) Sri Devulapalli, Jonah Quist,
Jack Lee and Nathan Yan showing the flag after the 2019 competition.

Dr. Patricia Reiff is the national sponsor for the USA Astronomy Olympiad Team, the first-ever time the US has competed in the 24-year old competition, hosted by the Euro-Asian Astronomical Society. (note this is not the same as the Olympiad for Astronomy and Astrophysics).

We are now soliciting student participants, teacher, professor or amateur astronomer mentors, and financial sponsors for the 2021 team. Please contact Dr. Reiff (reiff at rice.edu), or sign up at the USA Astronomy Olympiad website to be part of the 2021 team! The 2021 event will be held Oct 2021 in Matera, Italy.

The testing for the US team will be held ONLINE from May 15-22 to select the US team. Sign up now!

We are especially grateful to our sponsors for 2019: Rice University and Texas Southern University

Joining us as a sponsor for 2020 is the Astronomical League.

Corporate sponsor for 2019: ePlanetarium, home of Discovery Dome