Under One Sky: Astronomy around the World | Syria

This video highlights astronomical activities in the Syrian Arab Republic. The video includes information about Syrian astronomers who contributed to the development of space science and astronomy, such as Ibn Al-Shater’s Sundial, the first solar instrument to measure time in minutes in the world. It also discusses about activities that carried out by SAA to disseminate astronomy everywhere, and events that promoted astronomy as a tool for education, development and diplomacy for inclusion, equity and diversity, especially for children with disabilities, orphans, and for all segments of society too.

In 2019 with IAU100, many important milestones are also being celebrated, such as Moon Landing 50 and various outreach events organized by the National University of Mongolia, such as translation activities, IAU Woman & Girls in Astronomy, Hundred Youth Ambassador, 100 Hours of AStronomy, and more.

This video is part of the IAU100 series Under One Sky: Astronomy around the World, which provides a glimpse into the diverse worldwide astronomical community. Each video is presented through the eye of the IAU National Outreach Coordinators, with every chapter we will learn about the history of astronomy, the country’s current research efforts in space science, and how astronomy is celebrated in this region,  with firsthand comments from astronomers and insight into the activities developed during the IAU100 celebrations throughout 2019.

Join us in celebrating an astronomical journey Under One Sky.

#Astronomy #IAU100 #IAU #UnderOneSky #Syria

Syrian Astronomical Association

Scenario, Scripts editor:
The Syrian Astronomical Association - Youth Initiatives Team   
Video editing / Visual effect & Sound effect:
 Nasser Alkadi
First Assistant Video editing:
Tareq Alkahteeb
Cameraman & Photography:
Amera Namour
First Assistant Camera:
Nasser Alkadi
Second Assistant Camera:
Tareq Alkahteeb
Music By:
Hans Zimmer
Directed By:
Nasser Alkadi
Location and Outside scenes:
Syrian Astronomical Observatory – Damascus (SAO)
Production, Special equipment, and supplies:
A Self-Financing
Other Branches participate in this video:
The Syrian Astronomical Association in all governorates  e.g. (Homs - Aleppo –  Al-Nabik / Damascus Suburb - Lattakia - Tartous - Mosyaf - Hama)

In 2019, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) is celebrating its 100th anniversary (IAU100). To commemorate this milestone, the IAU is organising a year-long celebration to increase awareness of a century of astronomical discoveries and technological progress as well as to support and improve the use of astronomy as a tool for education, development and diplomacy under the central theme Under One Sky.

Find more information on:

Website: www.iau-100.org
Twitter: https://twitter.com/IAU_org & https://twitter.com/IAU_Outreach



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Release date:
6 November 2019, 12:00
03 m 15 s
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25 fps

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