The IAU OAE National Astronomy Education Coordinator team for Iraq

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Ali Al-Edhari
Dr Ali Al-Edhari
Team Chair, NAEC team - Iraq
AL-Muthanna University

Since the time I was a small kid, gazing toward the stars and investigating the universe with my young, infant eyes, was a soothing activity. The stars shone above me like profound, explorable play areas; so a lot to find.

Appointed as NAEC until: Aug. 1, 2024

Eyad Khailany
Eyad Khailany
Team Contact Person, NAEC team - Iraq
Freelance Astronomy

An armature astronomer and astrophotographer. National Coordinator Iraq Astronomers Without Borders and World Space Week Association. A well recognized science educator and promoter in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

Appointed as NAEC until: Aug. 1, 2024

Ahmed Abdullah
Dr Ahmed Abdullah
Team Member, NAEC team - Iraq
Department of Astronomy and Space, College of Science / University of Baghdad.

My name is Ahmed H. Abdullah. I have completed my higher education and get a Ph. D. degree in astrophysics from Bonn University - Germany. I started my academic work at the Department of Astronomy and Space at Baghdad University since 2006 till present

Appointed as NAEC until: Aug. 1, 2024

Doha Al-Feadh
Dr Doha Al-Feadh
Team Member, NAEC team - Iraq
Department of Physics /College of Science/University of Basra

My name is Doha Mahmood Mansoor Al-Feadh, I born in Kirkuk in 02Nov.1970. I have BSc. in Physics from College of Science in Al Mustanseriah University in 1992, MSc. in Astronomy and Space from Astronomy and Space 's Department in 2002, and a PhD. from the University of Basra.

Appointed as NAEC until: Aug. 1, 2024

Zainab Salih
Dr Zainab Salih
Team Member, NAEC team - Iraq
Astronomy Department, Ministry of Youth and Sport

I have a Ph.D. in atmospheric science. working in the astronomy department at the Ministry of youth and sport, I have been working to spread astronomical education by organizing astronomy activities with amateur and professionals astronomers, I have a good network with academic astronomy researchers from different Iraqi universities, and I have implemented multiple astronomy activities in schools and public places (e.g. training courses, an evening astronomical observation, etc.) to encourage our girls and boys to practice their hobby of observation and using a telescope. I have a future program that includes organizing a yearly astronomy conference that gathers all the astronomers, including amateurs, and any other organizations to support astronomical activities in Iraq.

Appointed as NAEC until: Aug. 1, 2024

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To get in touch with the NAEC team for Iraq please contact:
Eyad Khailany via eyadkhailany​atgmail.com

Astronomy Education in Iraq

For more information on Astronomy Education in Iraq, see the Astronomy Education in Iraq document (PDF file 755.64 kB Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) icons) prepared by our NAEC team