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02 December 2023

University of Sharjah participates in 8th Arab Conference on Astronomy and Geophysics


The University of Sharjah (UoS) participated in the 8th Arab Conference on Astronomy and Geophysics, which was organised by the National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics in Cairo, Egypt.

This comes as part of the university's keenness to participate in various scientific conferences at the regional and global level and publish academic research across diverse fields.

During the conference, Prof. Mashhoor Al-Wardat, Professor of Astrophysics, UoS, and Director of Academic Affairs, SAASST, delivered a specialised scientific lecture under the title “Al-Wardat's Method, a computational method to unveil the mystery of close visual binary and multiple stellar systems”.

On behalf of Prof. Hamid M.K. Al Naimiy, Chancellor of the University of Sharjah and President of the Arab Union for Astronomy and Space Sciences (AUASS), Prof. Mashhoor Al-Wardat delivered the union speech as one of the keynote speakers during the opening session of the conference. He highlighted the significant role of AUASS affiliated with the League of Arab States, stressing that it serves as an umbrella for joint work in the realms of space and astronomy, supporting specialised institutes, astronomical societies, and experts.

Moreover, Prof. Al-Wardat underscored UoS and SAASST's dedication to advancing the field of astronomy and space sciences, through organising various specialised conferences and workshops aimed at enhancing knowledge in all aspects of space sciences that serve the local society.