The 14th Sri Lankan Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad and the 10th Sri Lankan Junior Astronomy Olympiad are organized by the Institute of Physics, Sri Lanka in collaboration with the Department of Physics, the University of Colombo in association with the Sri Lanka Astronomy Olympiad Association. The competitions will be held on Saturday 4th November 2023.
Registration deadline is 30th October 2023
The school children can participate in these competitions in any of the mediums Sinhala, Tamil, or English. Students will be able to participate in both Olympiads at the Universities of Colombo, Kelaniya, Ruhuna, Rajarata (Mihintale), Jaffna, and the Open University Centers at Kandy (Polgolla) and Batticaloa. For the convenience of the students, arrangements have been made to hold competitions of SLAAO from 11.00 am – 1.00 pm and SLJAO from 11.00 am – 12.30 pm.
Gold, Silver, Bronze medals, and Certificates of Merit will be presented to the winning students at the national level in a ceremony to be held at the Faculty of Science premises of the University of Colombo. In addition, students who have won Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals in the above two Olympiads will have the opportunity to represent the national team/teams in the International Astronomy Olympiads due in 2024 (participation will be decided based on the situation of the country). For this purpose, a maximum of five students with the highest marks obtained at a second examination conducted for medal winners will be selected.