Hosted by the International Maarif Schools in Erbil, AOYA has invited the public to attend a night dedicated to observing the moon on Saturday, October 5th. This event was precceded by a 4 day activity program including a lunar photo contest, moon painting, poetry, and creating 3D models of the lunar features.

The event was a great sucess, children have added a nice atmosphere and were left speechless when saw the detailed features of the moon as being projected from the scope onto the desplay. We have answered numerous questions about the moon by visitors from all ages and cultural backgrounds. May children were so excited and interested in being astrnauts! 

The atmosphere was very friendly and fun to all aided by the very nice weather and cool breeze!

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  • Hello Eyad, Your event looks fantastic! It sounds like your team really made an impact because the children “were left speechless when saw the detailed features of the moon as being projected from the scope onto the display.” Thank you for your outreach!

    Jessica Santascoy
    AWB Community Engagement Manager
    • 10 October
      in reply to Jessica Santascoy
      Hello Jessica and thanks for the nice comment. We're doing our best and we're always learning from our past imperfections. Thanks to the wonderful and supportive team of AWB for their outstanding encouragement and inspiration.

      Eyad S. Khailany
      AOYA, Erbil Iraq
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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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