International Astronomy Olympiad (IAO) is an international, annual academic event which includes an intellectual competition among students between the ages of 14 and 18 years. The intention of the competition is to develop imagination, creativity and independent thinking. IAO provides students with the opportunity to meet people with similar interest from across the globe.
We, Sri Lankans, are very honored that we had the opportunity to host the XXIII IAO. Contestants, leaders, observers, and visitors from all over the world are warmly welcome to our beautiful island Sri Lanka, the Pearl of the Indian ocean. We hope that you will enjoy the event.