In 2018, the ​ Arab Astronomical Society (ArAS) will organize the ​ Third ArAS School for Astrophysics​ ​ (ArAS​ ​ SfA-III)​ . ​ ​ This​ ​ is​ ​ an​ ​ invitation​ ​ to​ ​ manifest​ ​ your​ ​ interest​ ​ to​ ​ host​ ​ ArAS​ ​ SfA.


Letters​ ​ of​ ​ intent​ ​ proposing​ ​ to​ ​ host​ ​ ArAS​ ​ SfA-III​ ​ should​ ​ be​ ​ sent​ ​ before​ ​ December​ ​ 15,​ ​ 2017​ . ​ ​ In these​ ​ letters,​ ​ we​ ​ request​ ​ only​ ​ the​ ​ following​ ​ information:
- The​ ​ name​ ​ of​ ​ the​ ​ Local​ ​ Organizing​ ​ Committee​ ​ (LOC)​ ​ Chairman
- The​ ​ suggested​ ​ venue
- The​ ​ suggested​ ​ dates​ ​ (must​ ​ be​ ​ before​ ​ November​ ​ 30,​ ​ 2018)


After the reception of the letters of intents, the ArAS will share a Memorandum Of Understanding​ ​ (MOU)​ ​ ​ with​ ​ the​ ​ host​ ​ candidates.
The​ ​ MoU​ ​ will​ ​ specify​ ​ clearly​ ​ the​ ​ responsibilities​ ​ of​ ​ the​ ​ Local​ ​ Organizing​ ​ Committee​ ​ (LOC)​ ​ and the​ ​ Scientific​ ​ Organizing​ ​ Committee​ ​ (SOC)​ ​ for​ ​ the​ ​ ASA-III.​ ​ If​ ​ the​ ​ candidate-Host​ ​ is​ ​ not​ ​ able​ ​ to fulfill​ ​ the​ ​ specified​ ​ conditions​ ​ and​ ​ to​ ​ sign​ ​ the​ ​ MoU​ ​ with​ ​ ArAS,​ ​ negotiations​ ​ will​ ​ be​ ​ taken​ ​ up​ ​ with the​ ​ next​ ​ candidate-Host.


Information​ ​ about​ ​ our​ ​ previous​ ​ schools​ ​ can​ ​ be​ ​ found​ ​ here:


● 2016,​ ​ Marrakech.​ ​ Morocco:

First​ ​ Arab​ ​ Winter​ ​ School​ ​ for​ ​ Astrophysics​ ​ (FAWSA):​ ​ http://awsa.ar-as.org/fawsa/

● 2017,​ ​ Ifrance.​ ​ Morocco:

Second​ ​ Arab​ ​ Winter​ ​ School​ ​ for​ ​ Astrophysics​ ​ (AWSA-II):​ ​ http://awsa.ar-as.org/awsa2/


For​ ​ more​ ​ information,​ ​ please​ ​ contact​ ​ :


Raid​ ​ M.​ ​ Suleiman
ArAS​ ​ School​ ​ for​ ​ Astrophysics​ ​ (ArAS​ ​ SfA) Chairman
rsuleiman@cfa.harvard.edu


Zouhair​ ​ Benkhaldoun
Arab​ ​ Astronomical​ ​ Society​ ​ (ArAS) President
zouhair@uca.ac.ma

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