Astronomy in Morocco

 

 

 Astronomical Societies :


Association of Moroccan initiative for Science and Thought

 

Association of Moroccan initiative for Science and Thought

 

 

Founded in Natoor in the north of the Kingdom of Morocco in January 2015

 

Petits Debrouillardsde FES

 

PetitsDebrouillardsdeFES

 

Association des petits débrouillards de FES est une association à but non lucratif ,qui a pour objectif de promouvoir et développer la culture scientifique et astronomique et technique ,visant le citoyen jeunes et adulte.
Non-profit organization which aims to promote and develop scientific and technical culture and astronomical, aimed at young adults and citizens

Organisation’s language - French
Established in 2014
10 - 49 Members
1 - 9 Staff members
10 - 49 Students
50 - 99 Vistors per year

 

Association Casablancaise d'Astronomie

 

Association Casablancaise d'Astronomie

 

 

L’Association Casablancaise d’Astronomie, a été fondée le 18 février 2006 lors de l’assemblée générale constitutive organisée

par les membres fondateurs. Elle représente l’extension et l’officialisation de l’Astroclub de Casablanca, né à la suite de la rencontre entre quelques amateurs d’astronomie lors de la 1ère nuit des étoiles organisée par le Centre Culturel Français de Casablanca le 18 Juin 2004 et de la nuit des étoiles 2004 organisée par l’observatoire de Rabat le 12 août de la même année. L’ACA est la 1ère association d’astronomie ouverte au grand public au sein de la ville de Casablanca.

Organisation’s language - Arabic, English, French
Established in 2006
100 - 299 Members

 

 Association d'astronomie de Rabat

 

Association d'astronomie de Rabat

The Rabat astronomy association is a a non-profit organisation that has as a main goal to share informations about astronomy with common people in ordre to make them familiar with science. Our activities are : workshops, conferences and observations with telescope.

Organisation’s language - Arabic, English, French
Established in 2013
10 - 49 Members

 

VEGA ASTRONOMY CLUB

 

VEGA ASTRONOMY CLUB

 Vega Astronomy club is partner of Aldebaran Project and UNAWE Morocco Program.

The club organizes regularly activities with the students : workshops, UNAWE workshops, stargazing, observation.

Organisation’s language - French
Established in 2014
300 - 599 Students

 

 MIZAR ASTRONOMY CLUB AZROU

 

MIZAR ASTRONOMY CLUB AZROU

 

Mizar Astronomy club is one of five astronomy clubs of the Aldebaran Project in morocco.
The project aims to create school clubs all over Morocco within the UNESCO ASPnet school network and publics schools .
The club is involved in many international programs as UNAWE, GTTP , GHOU.
The club organizes regularly activites with the students : workshops, UNAWE workshops, stargazing, observation. It participate in international celebrations ( Spaceweek, GAM) as well as national astronomy festivals.
The club is the focal point for other nearby school interested in the discipline. The club had organised Galileo training sessions for teachers who belong to
Idriss 1 middle school AZROU and other schools.
The club is equiped with a Goto 150 mm Newton Telescope and a skyscout

Organisation’s language - Arabic, English, French
Established in 2010
300 - 599 Students

 

Sirius Astronomy Club

 

Sirius Astronomy Club

 

Sirius Astronomy club belongs to the national astronomy club's network of Aldebaran Project.
The project aims to create school clubs all over Morocco within the UNESCO ASPnet school network and publics schools .
The club is involved in many international programs as UNAWE, GTTP , GHOU.
The club organizes regularly activites with the students : workshops, UNAWE workshops, stargazing, observation. It participate in international celebrations ( Spaceweek, GAM) as well as national astronomy festivals.
The club is the focal point for other nearby school interested in the discipline. The club had organised Galileo training sessions for teachers who belong to
Mohamed Bakkali High school and nearby schools.
The club is equiped with a Goto 150 mm Newton Telescope .

Organisation’s language - French
Established in 2012
600 - 999 Students

 

Altair Astronomy Club

 

Altair Astronomy Club

 

 Altair Astronomy club belongs to the national astronomy club's network of Aldebaran Project.
The project aims to create school clubs all over Morocco within the UNESCO ASPnet school network and publics schools .
The club is involved in many international programs as UNAWE, GTTP , GHOU.
The club organizes regularly activites with the students : workshops, UNAWE workshops, stargazing, observation. It participate in international celebrations ( Spaceweek, GAM) as well as national astronomy festivals.
The club is the focal point for other nearby school interested in the discipline. The club had organised Galileo training sessions for teachers who belong to
Hassan 2 High school and nearby schools.
The club is equiped with a Goto 150 mm Newton Telescope .

Organisation’s language - French
Established in 2012

 

Mirfak Astronomy Club - Lalla Kenza Middle school

 

 

Mirfak Astronomy Club   Lalla Kenza Middle school

 

Mirfak Astronomy club belongs to the national astronomy club's network of Aldebaran Project.
The project aims to create school clubs all over Morocco within the UNESCO ASPnet school network and publics schools .
The club is involved in many international programs as UNAWE, GTTP , GHOU.
The club organizes regularly activites with the students : workshops, UNAWE workshops, stargazing, observation. It participate in international celebrations ( Spaceweek, GAM) as well as national astronomy festivals.
The club is the focal point for other nearby school interested in the discipline. The club had organised Galileo training sessions for teachers who belong to
Lalla Kenza middle school and other schools.
The club is equiped with a Goto 150 mm Newton Telescope .
Organisation’s language - French
Established in 2012
300 - 599 Students

 

 

 

 

Observatory:

 

Oukaimeden Observatory Marrakech

 

Oukaimeden Observatory (J43)

 

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 The Oukaïmeden Observatory located at 50km south of of Marrakech (Morocco) is operated by the Cadi Ayyad University and have been inaugurated in 2007. Located in the High Atlas Mountains, at an elevation of 2750m, the observatory benefits of good observing conditions in a semi desert area with a median seeing of 1 arcsec.

Organisation’s language - French
Established in 2007
10 - 49 Staff members

The MOSS telescope has a large field of view and is mainly devoted to new minor planets search. The telescope has a 0.50m parabolic prime mirror and is used at prime focus with a Wynne corrector (F/D=3.0). The detector is a SBIG STL11000 based on a Kodak KAF 11000 chip. The image scale is 1.2 arcsec/pixel. The FOV is 1.5 square degrees.

The MOSS telescope is used in remote control. It is operated by the three partners in Marrakech, France and Switzerland.