British Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad

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The College observatory again played host to the British Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad team last weekend.

Training for the observational round, occurred over two days; based in Limebank, it included six hours of observing, testing and training under clear skies on the Monday night. Training for the theory rounds continues at Oxford University. The team of five pupils, from schools around the UK, will head out to Phuket (Thailand) in November to compete in the 11th International Olympiad.

Charlie Barclay, our Head of Astronomy and Director of the Observatory (and also Vice-President of the Royal Astronomical Society) helped to provide the training, having co-led the 2015 and 2016 teams to Indonesia and India respectively.

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