Arab Astronomical Society (ArAS)  


The Arab Astronomical Society (ArAS) was officially formed during the constitutional assembly held in Marrakech, Morocco on November 30, 2016, and legally recognized on May 2017.

The objectives of the society are the promotion and advancement of Astronomy and Astrophysics in the Arab World. The society organizes the Arab Winter School for Astrophysics (AWSA), scientific meetings, and supports the popularization of Astronomy and other related activities.

 

 

ArAS Board 

President 

Zouhair Benkhaldoun 

Institution:  Oukaimeden Observatory, Morocco

E-mail: zouhair @ uca.ma

 

Vice-President

Raid M. Suleiman  

Institution: Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, USA

E-mail:  rsuleiman @ cfa.harvard.edu

  

Secretary

Hassan   Darhmaoui

Institution: Al Akhawayn University, Morocco

E-mail: H.Darhmaoui @ aui.ma

 

Treasurer

 

AbdelHadi Jabiri

Institution: Cadi Ayyad University, Morocco

E-mail:  jabiri @ uca.ac.ma

 

Development & Research

Randa As'ad

Institution:  American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates 

E-mail:  raasad @ aus.edu

 

Education & Communication

Suleiman Baraka

Institution:  Al Aqsa University, Palestine 

E-mail:  Suleiman.baraka @ gmail.com

 

Meetings Counselor

Sefyani Fouad  

Institution: Cadi Ayyad University, Morocco

E-mail: sefyani @ uca.ac.ma 

 

Executive Director

Ismael Moumen     

Institution: Laval University/CFHT, Canada 

E-mail : ismael.moumen.1 @ ulaval.ca