Steps for an Arab Astronomy Renaissance

American University of Sharjah, Nature Publishing Group and Dubai Astronomy Group are organizing this public seminar. Highlights of the seminar will include:

  • An introduction by Mr. Mohammed Yahia, the editor of Nature Middle East
  • A review by Professor Nidhal Guessoum, AUS College of Arts and Science, of the state of Arab astronomy
  • A presentation by the Dubai Astronomy Group of the state of the UAE astronomical observatory project: specifications, location, timeline, scientific prospects, etc.
  • A short presentation by two students of Dr. Guessoum on the search for the best sites in the Arab world for astronomical observatories
  • A short presentation by Abdelaziz Alzarouni (AUS student) on the Al-Kawn YouTube astronomy show (in Arabic) that he has been conducting with Dr. Guessoum.

To download the program, click here.

Venue: Lecture Hall A, Main Building

Date: May 14, 2014

Timing: 15:30 – 17:00

Cost: Free and open to the public