Outdoor Practical Astronomy Education: Oae-Egypt Projects

Special topic: Astronomy Education Beyond the Classroom
5th Shaw-IAU Workshop
Wednesday Nov. 29, 2023
UTC: noon - Tuesday Nov. 29, 2022 12:10 p.m.
Thursday Nov. 30, 2023
UTC: 7:30 p.m. - Wednesday Nov. 30, 2022 7:40 p.m.

We sharing the main projects of the OAE-Egypt in the fields of astronomy practical education. We practices the Astronomy education outside classes using various practices: 1-The Virtual Reality (VR) is a powerful educational tool that can be used to change the way students learn about astronomy by providing an experiences and simulation that enhances their understanding. 2- Desert trips and Night camps to monitor planets and stars in the sky. 3- Planetarium shows using the projection of the astronomical programs. 4- Tourist astronomy to maximize the benefits from the architectural astronomical heritage in Egypt to spread the basic concepts of astronomy in an expanded manner that includes a large number of Egyptian cities.

About Somaya Saad

Somaya Saad, is Prof. of Astrophysics, at Astronomy Dept,. National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics (NRIAG). She received her M.Sc. and Ph.D in astrophysics from Cairo University. Her research interest include fields of stellar astrophysics and stellar variability. She is the NOC of Egypt and the manager of OAE-Egypt for Astronomy education in Egypt and Arabic-speaking countries.