COMMONWEALTH OF INDEPENDENT STATES (CIS) ASTRONOMICAL OLYMPIADS
With assistance of the President of the Armenian Academy of Sciences R.M. Martirosyan, the XI Astronomy Olympiad of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) devoted to the 100th anniversary of the famous astrophysicist Viktor Ambartsumian took place at the Physics-Mathematics high school after A. Shahinyan in Yerevan on September 19-26, 2008. 27 pupils from Armenia, Kazakhstan, and Russia took part. Armenian pupils got 6 diplomas. Our results are: Hayk Saribekyan and Valery Vardanyan – I rank diplomas; Vahe Galstyan – II rank diploma; Vahagn Kirakosyan, Sipan Babertsyan, and Vruyr Khachatryan – III rank diplomas. Astronomy Olympiads of CIS countries are being held since 1990 (since 2003, annually) at the observatories or scientific centers of one of the CIS countries.
One more CIS Olympiad has been organized in Armenia. It was dedicated to the memory of A.V. Oskanian.