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The National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics (NRIAG) is the oldest institute in North Africa and a world heritage site in science and technology. It was established in the 19th century as an observatory and in 1903 definitively transferred to its current location in Helwan, part of the Cairo capital metropolitan region.
NRIAG has become a reference in Asteroid Day participation among North African and Middle Eastern countries.
Since the first Asteroid Day edition in 2016, The National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics organised lectures every year, but in 2020 they had to switch to webinars due to pandemic restrictions. Their events are open to people of all ages, who are curious about these fascinating rocky objects that orbit the Sun.
Dr. Somaya Saad, Professor of Astrophysics and Deputy Chief of the Department of Astronomy at NRIAG, has at least 30 years of experience in astronomical research and outreach. She participates in several divisions of the International Astronomical Union. Saad considers Asteroid Day as a great stimulus to spread awareness of the challenges and opportunities presented by asteroids in her community.
NRIAG will continue to participate in Asteroid Day with new lectures and will be able to rely on Saad’s experience to help spread asteroid science and awareness around the world.