ISYA 2015

ISYA 2015

The International School for Young Astronomers (ISYA) 2015 will be held at the Facultad de Ciencias Espaciales of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras from 22 November 12 December.The objective of the school 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 school invites applications 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.

The ISYA 2015 is co-organised 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.


  • Fundamental astronomy
  • Planetary systems and bioastronomy
  • Facilities, technologies and data science
  • Sun and heliosphere
  • Education, outreach and heritage
  • Cultural astronomy and archaeoastronomy

ISYA 2015 will be conducted in English language. Deadline for applications and letters of recommendation is on 15 September 2015. More information at: