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13th Gulf Astronomy Colloquium
The AUS Department of Physics is organizing 13th Gulf Astronomy Colloquium. This annual astronomy colloquium started at AUS in November 2000 and has been held every year at institutions in the UAE (AUS, UAEU and NYU), in Bahrain, in Kuwait, and in Oman.
The colloquium consists of three parts:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 p.m.
Participants of the colloquium will consist of:
- astronomers from the Gulf (professionals or amateurs)
- high-school teachers who are interested in astronomy for personal or professional purposes
- students (university or high school)
- 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.
For more information, please visit www.aus.edu/gac13.