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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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Overview of project

Armenian Astronomical Society together with the Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory (BAO) has been active in organizing international summer schools for young astronomers and joint workshops with Georgian and Iranian astronomers. Very often they precede each other to give chance to the students to participate in both events. After the establishment of …

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