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Event ID:  27036
Contact Name:  Eyad S. Khailany (Mr.)
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Contact Phone:  7508172969
Organization:  Association Of Young Astronomy AOYA
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Dates:  5th October 2019 to 10th October 2019
Physical Event:  Yes
Type:  Public
Start/End Type:  Starts During WSW
Country:  Iraq
State/Province:  Arbil
City:  Erbil
Location:  International Maarif Schools
Event Name:  Observe the Moon
Event Description:  AOYA is glad to put on telescopes in the premises of International Maarif Schools in Erbil giving the opportunity to students, their parents and families, added to a great number of invitees to observe and appreciate the incredible details of the lunar features. This event is scheduled to start at 7:30 pm, Saturday October 5th. through 1:00 am of Sunday October 6th.
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Report on the Results:  The event went smoothly as planned in general. Children were the most interesting part of it asking all sorts of questions about the moon, and expressing their interest in astronomy or becoming astronauts in the future. Attendees were given a real gateway to the moon as we displayed live images of the moon through the scope on to a large screen. 6 major areas of the lunar features were displayed and public were briefed about including the Apollo Mission landing site. The x5 barlow lens we attached to the camera showed some very detailed craters, rims and mountainous regions have left participants speechless. For many, it was the first time to see such incredible details that they though they'd never possibly see. All visitors were given a lunar handout that included guidelines and what they expect to see on a simplified lunar map. We were expecting a larger crowd due to the number of people who showed interest but I believe many refrained from showing up due to a set of reasons; first the event was held on Saturday night, and many had work the other day, Also it is a school day for public schools but not private ones; our chosen location was a bit far from downtown where most people live; Majority of ordinary people are still uninterested and lack any knowledge about astronomy, this is clearly evident in most events unfortunately, but we are still working on educating the public specifically the young to indulge into astronomy. All in all, the event is believed to have reached its goals and succeeded in bringing a lot of fun and learning activities.
Attendance:  280
Attendance is Unique:  Yes
Media Impressions:  400
Media Impressions are Unique:  Yes

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