Past International Schools for Young Astronomers (ISYAs)

ISYA 2012

6 – 26 February, 2012

South African Astronomical Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa

Jean-Pierre De Grève (
Petri Vaisanen (

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ISYA 2010

September 12 to October 2, 2010

Byurakan Observatory, Byurakan, Armenia

The 32nd IAU International School for Young Astronomers (ISYA) was held in Byurakan, Armenia from 12 September to 2 October, 2010 at the Byurakan Observatory. It was jointly organised by the IAU, the Byurakan Observatory (BAO) and the Armenian Astronomical Society (ArAS), with the suport of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.



ISYA 2009

December 7-18, 2009 

University of the West Indies - Trinidad & Tobago

The 31st IAU International School for Young Astronomers (ISYA) was held in Trinidad & Tobago at the University of the West Indies  from 7-18 December, 2009. The school was co-organized by the University of the West Indies (St Augustine campus, Trinidad) and the International Astronomical Union (IAU), generously supported by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Literature (NASL) and the National Institute of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (NIHERST) in Trinidad.

The University of the West Indies, Trinidad at the St Augustine campus.

The objectives of the School  were:

  • To  make Astronomy as a discipline more visible to our own University and decision makers in the region.

  • To put Astronomy on a growth path in the region and enhance support for it.

  • Encourage students who have a passion for astronomy but see it as a non viable career in the Caribbean with interactions with professional astronomers and regional students.

  • Increase our collaborations and connections with other professional astronomers and build a network with the participants from the region.

  • Show that Astronomy is really a culmination of all other basic sciences and Mathematics and thus its relevance in underserved regions like the Caribbean.

  • To show that skills acquired for Astronomy are applicable in other fields – with emphasis on computational Astronomy.

  • To enhance research using the local astronomy resources in the region.

  • Afford our regional students exposure to training not available locally.


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