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11 April 2013

13th Gulf Astronomy Colloquium at AUS, Sharjah, UAE 13-14APR2013

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13th Gulf Astronomy Colloquium at AUS, Sharjah, UAE
DAG is inviting all astronomy enthusiasts to attend freely this event, special invitation for teachers to join us on dedicated 2nd day, Please register to attend, see details on below link.

The 13th Gulf Astronomy Colloquium that the Physics department at the American University of Sharjah is organizing on Sat. and Sun., April 13-14, 2013 with Dubai Astronomy Group. This is the thirteenth edition of the annual astronomy colloquium, which started at AUS in November 2000 and which has now been held every year at institutions in the UAE (AUS, UAEU, and NYU), in Bahrain, in Kuwait, and in Oman.

This year as it was in 2006 we are collaborating with Dubai Astronomy Group in organizing this event.

The colloquium consists of 3 parts:

1) A semi-technical session (on Saturday morning) aiming at reviewing the latest research of astronomers and astrophysicists in the Gulf, the goal being for everyone to learn a few new ideas and hopefully to conceive of possible regional or international collaborations;

2) A general-public session (on Saturday afternoon) aiming to address a topic of interest for everyone; this year we have chosen “Observational Astronomy in the Arab/Gulf Region”; several presentations will be made on that topic;

3) An educational session (on Sunday morning and possibly on Sunday afternoon) for high-school teachers to update their knowledge of astronomical issues in relation to their curricula.

In addition to these three sessions, we are planning a visit and observational session at the Dubai Astronomy Group’s nearby observatory on Saturday evening starting from 6:00 pm.

Participants of the colloquium will consist of:

q Astronomers from the Gulf (professionals or amateurs);

q High-school teachers who are interested in Astronomy for personal or professional purposes;

q Students (university or high-school);

q Media professionals.

Please note that the first two sessions will be conducted in English. The educational session(s) will be conducted in Arabic or English depending on how many educators register and choose one language or the other.

Participation in any session is free of charge.
Registration information and form are at-

Dubai Astronomy Group

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