ISYA 2015

November 23 - December 11, 2015

The International School for Young Astronomers (ISYA) is a project of the International Astronomical Union (IAU), established in 1967. The objective is to broaden the participants’ perspective on astronomy by lectures from an international faculty on selected topics of astronomy, seminars, practical exercises and observations, and exchange of experiences.

The IAU Executive Committee has selected the Facultad de Ciencias Espaciales of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, to host its 37th ISYA from november 22 to december 12, 2015.

The ISYA-2015 is co-organized by the International Astronomical Union (IAU), and the Space Science Faculty (SSF) with astronomer and staff from the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, the Central America Regional Master Program of Astronomy and Astrophysics, and of the Department of Archaeoastronomy and Cultural Astronomy. The school is sponsored by the Kavli Prize of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.

We expect to receive applications to attend the 37th ISYA from graduate and final-year undergraduate students of Astronomy, Physics and related fields from the Americas, and especially from Central American, Latin American and the Caribbean countries. The school will cover a wide range of topics in theoretical and observational Astronomy.

The students will have the opportunity to attend graduate lecture courses, practical laboratories on observational techniques for data reduction through the use of remote robotic telescopes, and observational training at the Central America Suyapa Astronomical Observatory. There will also be a visit to Copan Ruins, a Mayan World Human Heritage site declared by UNESCO. All these activities will be led and supervised by our international team of professors.

Although the ISYA is not a research conference, poster panels will be available for the participants to present a summary of their research projects to the local university students. Also, public lectures to communicate Astronomy with the public will be include as cultural events.