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International Astronomical Center

Scientific Committee


* Objectives of the committee:-


* Members of the committee:-

June 2012 - Present
  1. Dr. Hayman Metwally, Committee Chairman (Egypt).
  2. Dr. Abdelkhalek Cheddadi (Morocco).
  3. Prof. Hasan Basurrah (Saudi).
  4. Dr. Ilias Fernini (UAE).
  5. Dr. Jalal Addin Khanji (Syria).
  6. Mr. Jim Stamm (USA).
  7. Dr. John Caldwell (USA).
  8. Mr. Mohammad Odeh (UAE).
  9. Dr. Mohibullah Durrani (USA).
  10. Dr. Muawia Shaddad (Sudan).
  11. Dr. Saleh Al-Shidhani (Oman).


2010 - May 2012
  1. Prof. Nidhal Guessoum, Committee Chairman (UAE).
  2. Prof. Hasan Basurrah (Saudi).
  3. Dr. Hayman Metwally (Egypt).
  4. Dr. Ilias Fernini (UAE).
  5. Mr. Jim Stamm (USA).
  6. Dr. John Caldwell (USA).
  7. Mr. Mohammad Odeh (UAE).
  8. Dr. Mohibullah Durrani (USA).
  9. Dr. Saleh Al-Shidhani (Oman).


2007 - 2010
  1. Dr. Ilias Fernini, Committee Chairman (UAE).
  2. Dr. Abdelkhalek Cheddadi (Morocco).
  3. Dr. Bernard Yallop (UK).
  4. Dr. Hayman Metwally (Egypt).
  5. Dr. Jalal Addin Khanji (Syria).
  6. Mr. Jim Stamm (USA).
  7. Mr. Mohammad Odeh (UAE).
  8. Dr. Mohibullah Durrani (USA).
  9. Prof. Nidhal Guessoum (UAE).

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