IOAA 2017

Phuket, Thailand


Welcome to the 11th International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA2017) on November 12-21, 2017 in Phuket. 

Phuket is the most popular cities and a major tourist destination with a rich cultural heritage, artistic tradition and stunning scenery. 

As organizers of IOAA 2017, we are delighted to welcome all participants and visitors from all around the world. We trust you will have a memorable time here at this event.

For more information on IAOO 2017 please visit  the official site of the Olympiad.


Participation of Canada in XI International Olympiad of Astronomy and Astrophysics


As you are aware, Thailand hosted the 11th International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA) in Phuket, Thailand during November 12-21, 2017. Her Royal Highness Princess of Thailand Maha Chakri Sirindhorn presented in the official opening ceremony.


In this IOAA, 210 participants from 45 different countries of the world came and spent 10 days together competing and interacting with each other.


This year marked our fifth year of hard work and endless efforts in preparing our team for this prestigious competition. As always, Russian-Canadian Educational and Recreational Centre of Toronto hosted theoretical and practical training of the participants of the Olympiad.


The Canadian team consisted of the winners of the International Physics and Astrophysics Olympiad, the Canadian Astronomical Olympiad and the CAP contest, as follows:

  1. Anna Khoroshilov
  2. Edward Tian
  3. Felix Yu
  4. Leon Kim
  5. Matthew Zhang

The team was accompanied by two leaders: Dr. Vera Zagainova and Konstantin Toubis.


The 11th IOAA was very well organized. All participants were accommodated in excellent hotels. There were many excursions and interesting meetings.


All rounds (theoretical, observation, data analysis) and  team competition were well organized too.


Our Results:

- Anna Khoroshilov received 3rd place in the team competition.

- Anna Khoroshilov and Matthew Zhang  received an Honorable Mention.