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Middle East and North Africa

Overview

Like other STEM fields, astronomy suffers from under-representation of women and minorities and lack of role models to inspire the next generation of astronomers, including Lebanon.   The project core is a platform called She Speaks Science www.shespeaksscience.com, that aims to make science accessible and promotes women in STEM, one …

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final report

Project report The 2nd Regional Workshop of IAU South West and Central Asian Regional Office of Astronomy for Development was held on 20 September 2018 in Byurakan in frame of the meeting “Instability Phenomena and Evolution of the Universe” dedicated to Viktor Ambartsumian’s 110th anniversary. The workshop: • Brought together …

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update: regional workshop

The 2nd Regional Workshop of IAU South West and Central Asian Regional Office of Astronomy for Development was held on 20 September 2018 in Byurakan. Representatives from the IAU, Armenia, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Turkey were present. Scientific talks were given during the Conference on Sep 17-20. Among …

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update: School themes

The preparation for the school is underway ArAS SfA-3 will cover the following fields: Theoretical themes: (i) Star Formation and Nuclear Astrophysics, (ii) Statistical methods for Astronomical Data analysis Writing a proposal: How to write a proposal to obtain observational time in professional telescope Data/Observation: How to get data from …

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Final report

GATA Challenge brought together groups of amateurs and professional astronomers and computer programmers, designers, storywriters etc to develop technological applications that support astronomical cultural content in Arabic language. The project invited inter-disciplinary teams for an open competition to innovate on a technological means. About 100 applications were received from which 12 teams …

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