The Gulf Astronomy Colloquium has been organized since 2001 to get all the Gulf astronomers to know each other better and to open new windows of cooperation in the field of astronomy. As usual, this colloquium is self-sponsored. Each participant is responsible for his/her expenses in terms of air travel and accommodation. The host (University of Sharjah [UoS] and the Sharjah Academy for Astronomy, Space Science, and Technology [SAASST]) will provide lecture rooms, coffee break, and a lunch.

This is a preliminary call to all astronomers in the Gulf region to participate in this important astronomy gathering. If you would like to present a paper, please use the below email address for further information.

Organizing Committee:

Prof. Hamid Al-Naimiy – Chairperson (UoS)

Dr. Mohamed Al-Ahbabi - UAE Space Agency

Prof. Shawqi Al-Dalal - Ahlia University, Bahrain

Prof. Nidhal Guessoum – American University of Sharjah

Dr. Ilias Fernini – UoS-SAASST

Dr. Walid Azzam – University of Bahrain

Dr. Saleh Al-Shidhani – Sultan Qaboos University

Prof. Hala Jassar - University of Kuwait

Preliminary Program:

Opening Day – Friday, Sep. 27, 2019

Friday Afternoon – Amateur Presentations / Posters

Colloquium Dinner.

Day 1 - Saturday, Sep. 28, 2019

Morning – Professional Talks

Afternoon – Professional Talks

Day 2 – Sunday, Sep. 29, 2019

Astronomy Teachers Workshop

Submission Deadline: Sep. 01, 2019

Contact Person: Dr. Ilias Fernini (

Registration Form
15th Gulf Astronomy Colloquium
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(note: talks will be roughly 20 minutes.)