Astronomy Education Center in Egypt
The National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics NRIAG, Helwan, Cairo Egypt, hosts the Astronomy Education Center for Egypt and the Arabic-speaking countries.
The National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics, Helwan, Cairo, Egypt https://www.nriag.sci.eg. hosts the Astronomy Education Center for Egypt and the Arabic-speaking countries. The Astronomy Education Center in Egypt is one of the astronomy education centers that work in cooperation with the Office of the International Astronomical Union IAU https://www.iau.org for Astronomy Education OAE, announce in 1st Feb 2022 https://www.iau.org/news/announcements/detail/ann22006 which aims to generalize the education and development of astronomy in the early stages of education and before university-level. https://astro4edu.org/locations
NRIAG is considered a beacon of astronomy education, awareness and outreach in Egypt, North Africa and the Arab region. It plays an essential role in this respect on an academic level through its different facilities of expert staff and resources.
A number of experts from Egypt also contribute with the OAE as National Astronomy Education Coordinators NAECs for astronomy education in the basic levels of education https://astro4edu.org/naec-network/EG .
1-Curriculum development Cooperation with the Ministry of Education and search together with experts on ways of cooperation to contribute to the development of curricula.
2- Organizing training courses: to qualify teachers and employ various astronomical events and phenomena in teaching astronomy in a practical way.
3- Production of educational materials: Writing Arabic booklets and books to simplify the teaching of astronomy, and designing models to explain modern astronomical topics in a simplified manner.
4- Translating educational materials: as language is considered a barrier and an obstacle that prevents many teachers and students from deepening their knowledge of astronomy and making it available to them
5- Strengthening the role of the center at the regional level in the Arabic speaking countries through the regular interaction of the OAE Center Egypt with the NAEC teams in the Arabic speaking countries