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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    About Me

    AWB Coordinator for the Kurdistan Region - Northern Iraq with Niga Mahmood Hasan. Eyad is the founder of the Association of Young Astronomers (AOYA) in Erbil, Iraq. He is an amateur astronomer and former physics teacher/lecturer at multiple international schools and institutes in Erbil. AOYA's goal is to educate school kids and the public in the Kurdistan Region (northern Iraq) about astronomy and related sciences to help people better understand and appreciate the world around them. This vital knowledge will help youth and adults accept religious, political, social and cultural differences.


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