HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn presides over the opening ceremony of the 20th Thailand Astronomy Olympiad 2023 (20th TAO)
On 26 May 2023, Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn presided over the opening ceremony of the 20th Thailand Astronomy Olympiad 2023 (20th TAO) at the PSU International Convention Center. The event, held between 25-31 May 2023 at Hansa JB Hotel and BP Grand Hotel in Hat Yai, Songkhla, was hosted by the Academic Olympic Center, Faculty of Science and Technology, PSU Pattani Campus; the Promotion of Academic Olympiad and Development of Science Education Foundation under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana Krom Luang Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra; and the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand, Ministry of Science and Technology. The event was also held in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the birth of HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana Krom Luang Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra. The occasion was also commemorated by UNESCO, honoring Her Royal Highness as a world-renowned person, expressing a deep appreciation of His Majesty the King’s benevolence towards the country's scientific education.
PSU President Asst. Prof. Dr. Niwat Keawpradub presented the commencement programs, while Assoc. Prof. Dr. Piniti Ratananukul, Secretary General of the POSN Foundation presented a token of appreciation, and Assoc. Prof. Boonrucksar Soonthornthum respectfully delivered a report about this competition.