Announcement of the IAYC 2009
IAYC 2009, August 2nd - August 22nd
45th International Astronomical Youth Camp
Hala Miziowa, Korbielow, Poland
The International Astronomical Youth Camp (IAYC) 2009 will take place in southern Poland, near the small town of Korbielow at Schronisko na Hala Miziowa, a mountain hotel in the Beskid Zywiecki district which is part of the outer Eastern Carpathians. The house is situated close to the 1557 meter high Pilsko mountain being the second highest peak in the region, and to the Slovakian border.
The IAYC is an international youth camp with participants from about 20 different countries. As a participant you work for three weeks in one of the 8 working groups - together with other young people - on astronomical projects. The projects vary from night-time observations to theoretical problems, depending on your own interests. The working groups will be led by young scientists from the IAYC team. The IAYC 2009 will offer a wide range of working groups and topics, ranging from ancient astronomy, introduction to astronomy and physics and practical observation groups to computer simulations, CCD photometry and data reduction; there will be something for everyone from the very beginner to the ambitious student.
Apart from the astronomical program, there are many non-astronomical activities such as group games, sporting events, singing evenings, hiking tours and an excursion. Since it is an international camp, the camp language is English. You should be able and willing to speak English throughout the camp. It is not necessary to speak English fluently.
Anyone from 16 to 24 years old and able to communicate in English may participate in the IAYC 2009. The fee for accommodation, full board and the whole program, including the excursion, will be 570 Euro. For interested persons who are in the situation of not being able to pay the camp fee themselves, a limited number of grants is available.
Detailed information about IAYC 2009 con be found in our first info which is available at <http://www.iayc.org/next/> or if requested can be send to you by postal service. If you have any questions or wish to be notified when more information becomes available, please contact:
Svetog Save 20/1a
tel.: +381 642623182