As part of our endeavor to spreading around the knowledge of astronomy among the publics in this region; AOYA [Association of Young astronomers] offered free astronomy classes to the kids of International Maarif Schools in Erbil; Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Today the first batch of kids was introduced to the basics astronomy; the kids have learned how to find their way in the night sky and they custom made their own star wheels!

The initial class was very successful and informative; therefore AOYA will continue its relentless efforts with the other batches this program in the coming few weeks. AOYA will also call those kids and their parents into an actual night time observation sessions as soon sky clears up!

Eyad S. Khailany

Founder of AOYA

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    AWB Coordinator for the Kurdistan Region - Northern Iraq with Niga Mahmood Hasan. We are living for one goal; to educate school kids and the public in the Kurdistan Region (northern Iraq) of Astronomy and related sciences to help them better understand and appreciate the world around them. We believe this vital knowledge will further implant the spirit of accepting differences (religions, politics, social and cultural) among the youth and grown up people of this region.


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