14th International Olympiad on Astronomy AND astrophysics
Bogotá, Colombia September 13th - 21st 2020
The logo is conformed by the acronym IOAA, where the first letter is represented by the silhouette of the building of the National Astronomical Observatory of Colombia, the oldest observatory in America. It is located in Bogotá where it was founded in 1803. The capital city of Colombia is bordered by two famous hills, Monserrate and its neighbor Guadalupe, which are icons of Bogota's cityscape that decorate the logo’s background. The map of Colombia is placed inside the letter O. A star is displayed at the base of the same letter.
BOGOTÁ: 2600 METERS CLOSER TO THE STARS
Bogotá is the capital of and largest city in Colombia. It is a place of convergence for people from all around the country and is therefore diverse and multicultural. Within this city, the past and present come together.
The city is also very green thanks to its parks and the hills that extend along its eastern boundary, dwarfed by their two highest points, Monserrate and Guadalupe. The landscape that the people of Bogotá enjoy daily—the sea of green that makes up the Andes mountain range, rising up in the east—would be nearly impossible to find in any other large city.