An annual national level competition in Astronomy and Astrophysics for lower secondary school and students and upper secondary school students. This competition is designed to promote interest in astronomy and astrophysics hence giving more exposure in the related field. MYAO also is a platform to choose the best five students to represent Malaysia in the International Astronomy Olympiad (IAO) 2022. The eligible age for the selection of IAO 2020 must be under eighteen years old on 31 December 2022.


Demonstrate the ability to design, make, analyze, and interpret quantitative observations of celestial objects.

Know about and understand the observed properties of physical systems that comprise the known universe on various scales

To promote national cooperation in exchanging ideas and materials about astronomy

Have a solid grounding in many areas of modern astronomy and their basic underlying physical principles

Be inspired to continue and share their interest in astronomical advances and discoveries throughout their lives