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Irina Marica
Senior News & Features Writer

Irina holds a BA in Journalism. Her hobbies include reading, dancing, photography and she is passionate about music (especially Icelandic music), writing and Japanese literature. In the past, she has worked as an editor for an indoor-circuit TV station and also collaborated with several newspapers. You can send her press releases or feedback on her articles by e-mailing [email protected]

Watching the skies: International Astronomy Olympiad takes place in Romanian city this summer

Romania will host the eighth edition of the International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics. The event will take place between August 1 and August 10 in Suceava and Gura Humorului, in the Bucovina region, in north-eastern Romania.

The event will bring foreign students and their team leaders and observers from 30 countries around the world to the famous Bucovina region, one of Romania's most famous touristic areas.

The Olympiad will be organized with the involvement of Stefan cel Mare University, the Suceava County School Inspectorate and Signus Scientific Society. A total of 225 participants from 50 countries are expected to take part in the event, reports local Mediafax.

The event will also include visits to the Planetarium in Suceava. Students will stay in the Suceava University campus, and team leaders and observers, at the Best Western Hotel in Gura Humorului.

The International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics is an annual astronomy competition for high school students. The event's website here.

Last year, the Olympiad took place in Greece, and Romania's team came out 23rd, out of 39 countries. The winner was the South Korean team. Singapore and Indonesia came second and third.

Irina Popescu, [email protected]

(photo source: courtesy Flickr user Andrin0 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8752263310/, distributed under Creative Commons license)

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Irina Marica
Senior News & Features Writer

Irina holds a BA in Journalism. Her hobbies include reading, dancing, photography and she is passionate about music (especially Icelandic music), writing and Japanese literature. In the past, she has worked as an editor for an indoor-circuit TV station and also collaborated with several newspapers. You can send her press releases or feedback on her articles by e-mailing [email protected]

Watching the skies: International Astronomy Olympiad takes place in Romanian city this summer

Romania will host the eighth edition of the International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics. The event will take place between August 1 and August 10 in Suceava and Gura Humorului, in the Bucovina region, in north-eastern Romania.

The event will bring foreign students and their team leaders and observers from 30 countries around the world to the famous Bucovina region, one of Romania's most famous touristic areas.

The Olympiad will be organized with the involvement of Stefan cel Mare University, the Suceava County School Inspectorate and Signus Scientific Society. A total of 225 participants from 50 countries are expected to take part in the event, reports local Mediafax.

The event will also include visits to the Planetarium in Suceava. Students will stay in the Suceava University campus, and team leaders and observers, at the Best Western Hotel in Gura Humorului.

The International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics is an annual astronomy competition for high school students. The event's website here.

Last year, the Olympiad took place in Greece, and Romania's team came out 23rd, out of 39 countries. The winner was the South Korean team. Singapore and Indonesia came second and third.

Irina Popescu, [email protected]

(photo source: courtesy Flickr user Andrin0 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8752263310/, distributed under Creative Commons license)

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