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Final Report

“Astro Tourism in South West Asia” Report is available for download as PDF March – November 2016 Astronomical tourism is the form of tourism that involves the sites with astronomical interest, historical and archaeological sites, modern research organizations (observatories, astronomical institutes), educational centres, space museums, planetariums, etc. It is part …

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Update

FAWSA will provide a platform for astrophysics knowledge sharing, triggering collaborations between fellow Arab astrophysicists, and building a strong professional Arab community in the field. The scope of the winter school covers the following fields: • Solar System and Exoplanets • Solar Physics • Galactic Astronomy: Stars, Stellar Clusters, Nebulae, SNR and …

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Crowd Funding Campaign

“Gaza Ambassadors of Mars” has launched a crowd funding campaign to fund an Astronomy trip for 50 school students between the ages of 8 to13. The students, accompanied by their teachers, will visit Al-Aqsa university where they will be attend lectures and partake in educational activities, including telescope observations. The campaign is raising …

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Overview of the project

Project leader: Areg Mickaelian, aregmick@yahoo.com Project location: Armenia, Georgia, Iran, Israel, Turkey, United Arab Emirates Project Description: People usually travel to get acquainted with culture, history, art and architecture of a country or a city. Why not add an Astronomy context to tourism? Why not visit observatories, laboratories, science museums, …

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Overview of the project

Project leader: Raid M Suleiman, rsuleiman@cfa.harvard.edu Project location: Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syrian Arab Republic, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Algeria, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Libya/Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Mauritania, Morocco, Somalia, Sudan, Tunisia Project Description: The main objective of this project is to start building …

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Overview of the project

Project title: MENA Regional Summer School: “Astronomy with Small Telescopes” Project leader: Prof. Roger Hajjar Small telescopes are optimal for the developing world. They can be used for public outreach, education, and with the proper instrumentation, astronomical research. The MENA region holds many observatories and projects equipped with small telescopes. …

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