Kottamia Observatory: A Lighthouse for Astronomy Enthusiasts

Student interest in astronomy and other subjects: research and practical experience
4th Shaw-IAU Workshop
Tuesday Nov. 15, 2022
UTC: 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
, Thursday Nov. 17, 2022
UTC: 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

The National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics (NRIAG), and its observatory "Kottamia Astronomical Observatory" (KAO) have been leading the astronomical research in Egypt. Besides scientific research, NRIAG offers training courses to teachers, pupils, and university students, alongside field trips for astronomy enthusiasts.
Almost every week, KAO welcomes arranged visits from the public of different ages and backgrounds. Visitors get to learn about astronomy, KAO’s 74-inch telescope, and how it works, also they get to enjoy the clear sky and observe different celestial objects by naked-eye and through small telescopes.
We offer special programs for pupils to incorporate their experience with what they learn at school and to expand their frontiers.


Ola Ali is an assistant researcher at Galaxy lab., astronomy dep., National Research Institute of Astronomy & Geophysics, Egypt since 2013. She previously completed her bachelor's degree in Astronomy at the faculty of science, Cairo University. Right now she is carrying her master's degree in the field of open star clusters, also she is interested in giving lectures to the public about Astronomy.

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