Astro Olympiad 2024

19th Bangladesh Astro-Olympiad 2024

19th Bangladesh Astro-Olympiad 2024 (BAO 2024) is an early stage talent hunt program for the school & college students in Bangladesh. It’s an annual program for junior (age 14-15) and senior (age 16-18) students in Bangladesh providing an opportunity to test their skills.

The program has three stages namely first round (Regional Round), second round (National Round) and third round (closed camp) respectively which will be held this year between May - July 2024.

Each year this competition creates a national merit list for the regional and international astronomy Olympiads. Between September-December, selected students will get an opportunity to participate at International Astronomy Olympiad (IAO) and Asian-Pacific Astronomy Olympiad (APAO).

Olympiad Participation

Description Date Time Place
Application Deadline: June 30, 2024 11.59 pm Online
District level program 5 July 2024, Friday 7:30 am - 3:30 pm Chattogram
6 July 2024, Saturday Sylhet
7 July 2024, Sunday Mymensingh
8 July 2024, Monday Rangpur
9 July 2024, Tuesday Sirajganj
10 July 2024, Wednesday Rajshahi
11 July 2024, Thursday Khulna
12 July 2024, Friday Barishal
13 July 2024, Saturday Munshiganj
20 July 2024, Sunday Dhaka, East West University
Final round Exam Saturday, August 3, 2024 7:30 am - 4:30 pm Dhaka, East West University
Residential Camp August 21-24, 2024   Dhaka

Programs Time
Reporting, registration and breakfast 7:30 am to 8:30 am
National Anthem 8:45 am to 9:00 am
Examination 9:30 am to 10:30am
Prepare Rocket Model
(we will provide all materials)
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Lunch break 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Discussion on Science 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Award Ceremony 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Who can apply for BAO 2024?

  • Students who are currently less than 15 years by December 31, 2024 (birth year 2009-2010) eligible for the Junior Group.
  • Students who are currently studying at High School or equivalent and between of age less than 18 years by December 31, 2024 (2006-2008) eligible for the Senior Group.

How to prepare for BAO 2024?

  • Students first need to identify eligibility for either junior or senior Group.
  • There will be three rounds in the 19th Bangladesh Astro-Olympiad 2024 (BAO 2024): First Round (Regional Round), Second Round (National Round) and Third Round (Closed Camp)
  • Students must be a part of 19th Bangladesh Astro-Olympiad 2024 (BAO 2024) to be eligible for the further round or any other opportunities in 2024.
  • Students who show good performance at Regional Round will be selected for the second round.
  • Students selected for the second round (National Round) will go through several hands-on tasks and only good performing students will be selected for the third round (closed camp).
  • Students will have classes on theoretical astrophysics, observational astronomy, and data analysis. A merit list is created based on the performance of the students in the final exam as well as overall performance during the closed camp.
  • The highest scorer in both junior and senior categories will be announced as the absolute winners of the BAO2024 and will receive trophy, certificates and medals.
  • All the participants from the closed camp will be provided certificates as per their merit and opportunity to participate at IAO & APAO, etc as per their merits.
  • Information of the opportunity to participate in the international and regional Olympiads will be circular to the closed camp participants at first.

What after BAO2024?

  • Students will get exposure as per their merits. Featured in media and provide an opportunity for their strong community engagement through our outreach programs.
  • Students will get an opportunity to attend International Astronomy Olympiads as per their merits.
  • If sponsor is available for air ticket and registration fee. Only then, the Bangladesh team will participate in the International Astronomy Olympiads.
  • Students will be facilitated for the Russian scholarship opportunities for their higher studies in Russia based on their merits.
  • Any decision regarding Astro-Olympiad. Preserved by Bangladesh Astronomical Association.

Junior (Age 14-15)      Senior (Age 16-18)


  • Bangladesh received Bronze Medal at the 23th International Astronomy Olympiad 2018 held in Sri Lanka, 2018.

Bangladesh participated at the International Astronomy Olympiad (IAO):

  • Mumbai 2006
  • Lithuania 2015
  • China 2017
  • Sri Lanka 2018
  • Romania 2019

Bangladesh participated at the International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA):

  • Thailand 2007
  • Iran 2009
  • China 2010
  • Poland 2011
  • Brazil 2012
  • Greece 2013
  • Romania 2014
  • Indonesia 2015
  • India 2016

Bangladesh participated at the Asian-Pacific Astronomy Olympiad (APAO):

  • South Korea 2009
  • Indonesia 2010
  • Bangladesh 2012
  • Bangladesh 2015
  • South Korea 2016

For any queries, please feel free to contact us:
or call us at Md. Zikrul Ahsan: 01714001209
Nurul Afsar Polash: 01941483738
Robin Fakir: 01915653607

Download sample questions:

Download Astro Olympiad Question 2008
Download Astro Olympiad Question 2009
Download Astro Olympiad Question 2015 (divisional round)
Download Astro Olympiad Question 2015 (final round)

Books to read:

Olympiad Books
Astro Olympiad 2024