Global e-Competition on Astronomy and Astrophysics

The IOAA International Board is organising Global e-Competition on Astronomy and Astrophysics (GeCAA) as an alternate educational event for the benefit of students who were due to participate in IOAA this year.

The event will be held in 2 categories, individual and group.

Individual category will have one test 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.

In group 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.

USAAAO is delighted to be able to register all 10 students that were originally supposed to represent USA at the International Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad. Students have been part of the online training since mid May. Team Mentors responsible for coordinating, supervising and grading are: Thaddeus Komacek, Sandesh Kalantre, Katarine Emanuela Klitzke, and Lucas Pinheiro.

Next year, if the situation improves, IOAA will be in Colombia in September.