Association Of Young Astronomers AOYA

About Us

AOYA first established by Mr. Eyad S. Khailany, Head of Science at CISK in Arbil, Kurdistan region of Iraq, in  the beginning of 2015. The idea was to help spreading and increasing awarness of school kids and families of the importance of astronomy. With one simple 6" reflecting telescope and the vast knowledge of the founder in astronomy, AYOA has achieved a tremendous success with the first three months. Right now, the database of member has topped over a hundred.

We have forseen a lot of potentials in these kids with an increasing passion towards astronmy, not only for stargazing but even extended to learning about stars lifecycle, black holes, the big bang and dark energy!

The association is still poor in resources and seeks support from the world of science.

Recent Reports

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Oct 21

Astronomy in the Nutshell for beginners!

Sponsored by Re:Coded House in Erbil, The head of AOYA (the Association of Young Astronomy), has given a two and a half hour presentation titled "Astronomy in the Nutshell for...

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Oct 06

International Observe The moon Night 2019 in Erbil, Iraq

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...

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May 07

Thank You AWB!!

Many months ago, our only scope suffered some damage that was beyond any reapire. We felt that our efforts to educate the public in astronomy had come to an end....

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Apr 21

Exploring the Moon - Public Outreach

AOYA has celebrated the Global Astronomy Month 2019 this weekened at the premises of International Maarif School in Erbil. The school students, their family members, staff and outside participants...

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Feb 02

Free Astronomy Classes at International Maarif Schools!

As part of our endeavor to spreading around the knowledge of astronomy among the publics in this region; AOYA offered free astronomy classes to the kids of International Maarif...

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Jun 02

Star Party

Last night AOYA star party and casual observation session sponsored by Shakespeare's & Co. Erbil. During this event, both kids and grown ups have enjoyed and appreciated the thorough look...

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Location:Cambridge International School in Kurdistan CISK, Bakhtyari District, Arbil, Arbil, 12254
Email:Head of Science
Phone:00964 7508172969

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