Royal Jordanian Geographic Centre

The 12th Arab Conference of Astronomy and Astronomy and the 7th Islamic Astronomical Conference


(Amman, Jordan, 1-3 May 2018)

Organizers of the Conference

Arab Union for Astronomy and Astronomy.
Jordanian Astronomical Society.
Royal Jordanian Geographical Center
Regional Center for Space Science and Technology Education for West Asia – United Nations
Regional Office for Astronomy Development in the Arab States.
Objectives of the Conference

Exchange and disseminate knowledge in the fields of astronomy and space.
To establish communication between specialists and those concerned with astronomy and space in Arab countries.
To pay attention to astronomy and space in educational institutions.
Introducing the role of astronomy and space in the development of contemporary societies.
Encourage Arab institutions to play an increasing role in space and astronomy.
Consideration of challenges and techniques for the peaceful use of outer space.
Achieving the objectives of the Arab Union for Astronomy and Space in expanding the circle of scientific culture.
Providing the opportunity for large numbers of astronomers interested in astronomy and astronomy to provide knowledge and astronomical and astronomical developments.
To learn about the modern technologies used in the fields of astronomy and space and their role in the development of contemporary societies.
Provide the opportunity to present and highlight research efforts and regional field studies in the field of astronomy and space.
Dissemination of modern methods to study and document the Arab astronomical heritage.
Discuss the role of astronomical societies and clubs as leaders of civil society institutions.
Administrative discussions of the Supreme Council and the General Authority of the Arab Union of Astronomy and Astronomy.
Conference Themes

1. Cosmology: Theory and Observation:

Including the origin and evolution of the universe, inflation, the vast structure of the universe, the cosmic background rays, the nuclear synthesis after the Big Bang, the accelerating expansion of the universe and dark energy.

2. Astrophysics:

The stars include binary stars, binary stars and astronomers, astrophysics, planets outside the solar system, interstellar medium, Hungarian astronomy, extracellular astronomy, dark matter.

3. Search for life in the universe:

The biochemical and geophysical conditions of the origin, continuity and evolution of life (in the solar system and beyond) include the mechanisms of astronomical research on signs of the biological activity of the universe.

4. Astronomical Observatories and Multi-Vector Astronomy:

Includes astronomy electromagnetic (radio waves and radiation microwave, infrared and visible light, UV and X-rays and gamma rays), choose the astronomical site optimization and testing, astronomy cosmic rays, astronomy neutrino, astronomy waves of gravity (waves gravitational).

5. Solar activity and space weather

The cycle of solar activity (observational and theoretical), the course of solar magnetism and its interactions with the Earth’s atmosphere and magnetism, the concept of space weather, geomagnetic storms and the reduction of their effects, the climatic effects of solar activity.

6. Satellite and its applications

The subject of small satellites (especially CubeSats) includes Earth observation satellites (remote sensing, space meteorology …), space communication systems.

7. Celestial Mechanics and Spherical and Geodetic Astronomy

The topic of orbits and tropical disturbances, local astronomy, includes the use of satellite systems in geodetic applications, the use of distant celestial bodies in geodetic applications, the use of radio telescopes in terrestrial plate tectonics monitoring.

8. Planetary Science and Astrological Geology

Including the formation of planets, their moons and their evolution, the structure of planets and satellites and their geological layers, the atmosphere of the planets, the planetary magnetic fields and their interactions, the impact nozzles, the danger of collision of a celestial body with the Earth, the exploration of the planets of the solar system and its satellites using space probes.

9. Modern astronomy and society

Astronomy and the Internet, astronomy and the media, astronomy and teaching methods, the formation and translation of astronomical materials, the role of astronomical vaults and astronomy museums, astronomy for development, astronomy and economics, astronomical reserves, astronomy, astronomy and philosophy, science Astronomy and the future of mankind.

10. Archaeological astronomy, the history of astronomy and Arab astronomical heritage

Archaeological astronomy (especially in the Arab countries) includes astronomy between Mesopotamia, Nile Valley astronomy, Greek and Hellenistic astronomy, Arab-Islamic astronomy, astronomy in the European Renaissance and beyond.

11. Astrological applications in Islamic law

Includes the birth of the tentacles and the conditions of their vision, determining the beginning of the lunar months, the prayer times, the true dawn and the false dawn, determining the Qiblah direction.

12. Administrative Center (on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the founding of the Union)

Briefings on the Arab Union for Astronomy and Space Sciences activities and achievements include over the past twenty years, the future of the Union and the strategy of the next ten years, mechanisms of the Union and its activities expanded in the Arab countries, mechanisms to attract astronomers Arab researchers in the West to the Union, the Union relationship with other international institutions (the International Astronomical Federation and the Office of Astronomy for Development OAD, …).

General information about the conference

Place and date of the conference:
Regional Center for Space Science and Technology Education for West Asia in Amman, Jordan.
Date: 1-3 May 2018.
Entry Fee:
The participant pays US $ 300 as a registration fee, postage allowance, bag and hospitality during the breaks throughout the conference.
Tickets and the cost of accommodation at the hotel are at the participants’ expense.
Lectures and suggestions:
The deadline for receipt of abstracts on the themes of the conference is 15 February 2018.
A working paper can be presented by the participants in the form of a report describing the activities of their countries in space and astronomy.
Accommodation at hotels and at the expense of the participants that we will provide you with the names of the proposed hotels at preferential prices.
moving in:
At the participants’ expense.
Participants who need an entry visa to Jordan will be provided with the required official books as requested.
Dress Up:
Opening and Conference sessions: Formal Dress.
Medical Care:
The responsibility of the participants in the Conference.
The weather is mild in Jordan during the month of May.
the currency:
The currency used in Jordan is the Jordanian Dinar (approximately US $ 1.4).
Hotels, Restaurants and Shopping Centers The Jordanian currency is traded.
Currency exchange points are available at the airport, banks, hotels and payers in all regions.
The language:
Arabic is the official language of the conference and the interpretation service is not available.
fun activities:
There will be a tourist trip for those wishing to the city of Petra or to the Dead Sea and according to the numbers wishing to the expense of the willing.
Scientific participation in the conference

The lecture is complete:
Lectures should be delivered in two formats:
Microsoft Word (doc)
And MS Power Point.
Margins: 20 mm left and right 20 mm up and down.
Font Type Times New Roman
Font width for text: 14
Font size for headline: 20 غامق في الوسط.
Author name: Font size 18 in the middle.
Abstract (Abstract)
Send a summary of the Microsoft Word (doc) lecture as follows:
Content: 300 to 400 words written in Microsoft word (doc).
Measuring paper: A4
Margins: 20 mm left and right 20 mm up and down.
Font width for text: 14
Font size for headline: 14 غامق في الوسط.
Name of author Title, name and fame, font size 14 in the middle.
Definition of the lecturer: At the end of the abstract:
Title, name and fame.
The institution to which it belongs.
His career status in the institution.
Postal address and web page if any.
Telephone / Fax / Email Address.
For inquiries and correspondence

Conference email:
Arab Union for Space and Astronomy
– Ms. Fayza Al-Muhtasib + 962795159623

– Fax: 0096265534826

PO Box 782, Amman, 11941

To call
– Ms. Fayza Al-Muhtasib + 962795159623

– Dr. Hanna Sabat: 962 796727125

– Dr. Ibrahim Al Nsour: 962772217599