International Schools for Young Astronomers ISYA

 

ISYA

#

Dates

Country

Location

Duration

(weeks)

Number of participants

total

countries

foreign

female

1

1967 March

U.K.

Manchester

6.5

12

8

12

 

2

1968 June July

Italy

Arcetri

8.5

10

8

10

 

3

1969

India

Hyderabad

8

23

5

5

 

4

1970 Oct Nov

Argentina

Cordoba

8

21

5

 

 

5

1973 July Aug

Indonesia

Lembang

4

8

4

3

 

6*

1974 May

Argentina

San Miguel

4

60

7

21

 

7

1975 Sep

Greece

Athens / Thera

4

74

16

35

 

8

1977 Nov

Brazil

Rio de Janeiro

4

29

 

 

 

9

1978 Aug

Nigeria

Nsukka

3

28

 

 

 

10

1979 Sep

Spain

Tenerife

2

36

8

 

 

11

1980 Sep Oct

Yugoslavia

Hvar

3

25

 

 

 

12

1981 Aug Sep

Egypt

Cairo

3

28

9

 

 

13

1983 May June

Indonesia

Lembang

3

21

5

 

5

14

1986 Aug

China

Beijing

3

52

6

 

 

15

1986 Sep

Portugal

Espinho

3

30

10

19

6

16

1989 Aug

Cuba

Havana

2

52

6

23

7

17

1990 May June

Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur and Melaka

2.5

27

8

12

6

18

1990 Sep

Morocco

Marrakesh

2.5

53

14

39

7

19

1992 Aug

China

Beijing and Xinglong Obs.

3

30

12

17

9

20

1994 Jan

India

Pune

3

35

13

25

11

21

1994 Sep

Egypt

Cairo and Kottamia Obs.

3

41

13

12

10

22

1995 July

Brazil

Belo Horizonte and Serra Piedade

3

38

11

20

15

23

1997 July

Iran

Zanjan

3

38

8

14

12

24

1999 Aug

Romania

Bucharest

3

41

8

18

22

25

2001 Jan

Thailand

Chiang Mai

3

36

9

17

19

26

2002 Aug

Argentina

Casleo, El Leoncito, San Juan

3

28

8

14

10

27

2004 July 2-23

Morocco

Al Akhawayn Univ., Ifrane

3

29

13

18

9

28

2005 July 25 Aug 12

Mexico

INAOE, Puebla, Tonanzintla

2.5

47

10

20

17

29

2007 Mar 5-23

Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur & Langkawi Island

3

38

12

28

9

30

2008 July 1-21

Turkey

Istanbul

3

35

12

 

14

31

2009 Dec 7-18

Trinidad and Tobago

Univ. West Indies, St. Augustine

2

31

12

25

16

32

2010 Sep 12 Oct 2

Armenia

Byurakan Obs.

3

52

19

32

27

33

2011

China

Yunnan

 

 

 

 

* three parallel schools

 

Notes

 

1)            ISYA 1 and 2 resembled most summer schools, with local faculty. ISYA 3 onwards emphasized scientifically developing countries, participants from scientifically isolated sites, with about half or more faculty foreign.

 

1)            UNESCO contributed to ISYA 1 through 20. The ISYA 3 through 19 were designated IAU/UNESCO schools. ICSU contributed, explicitly or via IAU, from ISYA 19 onwards.

 

2)            The ISYA prior to 1992 were organized by Josip Kleczek (Czech Republic), from 1992 till 1997 by Don Wentzel (USA) and Michele Gerbaldi (France), and since then by Michele Gerbaldi (France) and Ed Guinan (USA). Since 2006, ISYA are being organized by Jean-Pierre de Greve (Belgium) and Kam-Ching Leung (USA).