Education and Outreach Committee

  • Abdelmajid BENHIDA
    – Full Professor (UCA) and Oukaimeden Observatory (spectroscopy Team)
    – Member of the Arab Astronomical Society (ArAS).Has organized several international astrophysics schools (OISA, FAWSA) in several countries (Morocco, Lebanon, Egypt)
    – Co-Coordinator (for UCA Morocco) of the Mounaf Project.
    – Coordinator (for Morocco) of the VLIR-UOS Belgian-Moroccan South Initiative “Strengthening Research and Education at Oukaimeden Observatory”
    Member of the Dark Sky Atlas Project Committee.
  • Sylvain BOULEY
    Associate Professor at Paris-Saclay University, France.
    Planetary Scientist, co-PI of the FRIPON Project.
  • Jenny LUNN
    Director of Publications at the American Geophysical Union
    Geographer by academic background, specialized in international development.
    Complutense University of Madrid and Scientific Researcher at the Geosciences Institute, IGEO (CSIC-UCM).
    HonorificProfessor at the Bio-engeneering and Aerospace Engineering Department of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.  
    Head of the Research Group of Meteorites and Planetary Geosciences and founder and Director of the Spanish Planetology and Astrobiology Network (REDESPA). Co-founder and President of the International Association for Geoethics (IAGETH). 
    Editor-in-Chief of the journal Geosciences (MDPI) and co-editor of the Springer Book Series: Geoheritage, Geoparks and Geotourism. 
  • Katrien KOLENBERG
    Astronomer, specialist of variable stars, Leuven University, Belgium
  • Mark W. JESSELL
    Profesor, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia and Researcher at the Center of Exploration Targeting, Perth, Australia.
  • Angelo Pio ROSSI
    Professor of Earth and Planetary Science at Jacobs University Bremen
    Member of the editorial board of Planetary & Space Science and co-editor of the Springer/ISSI Space Sciences Series volume 59 on Dust Devils.
  • Kelali Adhana TEKLE
    Adjunct professor in Mekelle University focusing on space science and innovation economics.
    Former Director for East African Office of Astronomy for Development for three years Former Director General for Tigray Science and Technology Agency for 6 years.