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Iran to Hold 3rd Int’l Student Olympiad on Astronomy, Astrophysics


Iran is due to hold the third round of International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA) for high school students.

The competition will take place on October 17-26 as students of 20 countries will take part in the event.

This is the second time that Iran is hosting an international student Olympiad after it successfully held physics Olympiad in 2007 in the central city of Isfahan, the Iranian students news agency reported.

The competition had been held among students of Soviet Union countries, but the first international astronomy Olympiad was held in 1996 between Russia and Sweden and since then it has being held every year in one country.

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