Astronomical Site Selection Workshop for Egyptian Large Optical Telescope
The development of Astronomy in emerging ELOT

Where the development of astronomy In Egypt and middle East is more and more topical, and where Egypt is always in the top of Arabic region. It is so important to Construction a new large telescope suitable for the position of Scientifics’ Egyptian position.

We would like to organize a workshop dedicated to the characterization of astronomical sites in Egypt

The aim of this workshop is to draw up a roadmap on how to identify geographical areas that could lead to potential sites to host ELOT: We would like to let benefit astronomers in this region from experiences carried out elsewhere, particularly from the site selection programs in the framework of the Egyptian Large Optical Telescope


– Astronomical optical turbulence

– Sky Transparency

– Sky Darkness

– Light Pollution

– Weather Conditions

– Astroclimatic Stations (with technical session)

– Site Surveys

Date: April 5-6, 2-20

Place: National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics, Helwan, Cairo Egypt Duration: 2 days

Expected Invited Speakers:

  • Casiana Munoz Tunon , IAC, Spain (
  • Mark Sarazin, ESO
  • Matthias Schoeck, TMT, USA
  • Zouhair Benkhaldoun, Cadi Ayyad University, Morocco
  • Aziz, Ziad, Nice University, France

Francois Taris (

Organizing committee

Prof. Hadia Selim

Prof. Mohamed Nooh

Prof. Ashraf Lateef

Assoc. Prof. Elbaz

Mr. Mohamed Shaban

Mr. Mohamed Said

Ms. Mona Molhem


Organizer phone: 01091014984