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Middle East and Africa Regional IAU 6th Assembly

February 13-16, 2023

Recent Astronomical Activities: Near and Far Universe

The aim of the 6th MEARIM is to survey the interdisciplinary avenues in the fields of astronomy and space sciences and to create a solid block of astronomers and centers that can keep the initial momentum of moving astronomy forward in this part of the world, a momentum that will be produced by the MEARIM. The meeting is intended to bring together the astronomers, observational, theoretical astrophysicists, and space scientists and encourage interaction and collaboration between them, and associate as many African and Middle East countries as possible. The Conference Covers a wide range of topics in the field of astronomy and space science to explore the near and far universe. The National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics (NRIAG), Cairo, Egypt, will host the 6th Middle-East and Africa Regional IAU Meeting (MEARIM VI). This is the second time for MEARIM meetings to be held in Egypt after the 1st Middle-East African Regional IAU Meeting was held in Cairo-Egypt in April 2008.

NRIAG has a very long history of Astronomical and Geophysical observation since it was established in 1839 as a Royal observatory at Bollak. In 1903 NRIAG has been moved to the current location at Helwan, making it the oldest research institute in North Africa.

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission deadline: September 15, 2022, Extended to October 15, 2022
  • Abstract acceptance notification: October 30, 2022
  • Registration Deadline: December 15, 2022

Registration Fees

Early Registration on Desk Registration
Egyptians 1500 L.E 2000 L.E
Non-Egyptians 250 Euro 300 Euro
Egyptians 1000 L.E 1500 L.E
Non-Egyptians 200 Euro 250 Euro
Group Fee (5 Members)
Egyptians 6000 L.E
Non-Egyptians 1000 Euro


A limited number of grants are available to support the travel and living expenses of selected participants, with priority given to participants from developing countries who are in the early stages of their careers. How to apply for Participation Please login to the website (http://mearim6.nriag.sci.eg/). Fill and submit the application form as an attachment with the submitted abstract, CV, and 2 recommendation letters. For grant, indicate the type of the required financial support, please submit all file attachments in PDF format.


Sixth Middle-East and Africa Regional IAU Meeting is hosted by the National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics (NRIAG),
Cairo, Egypt. NRIAG

Find Us

EL Marsad Street 1, Helwan, Cairo Arab Republic of Egypt
Phone: +202-25541100
Fax: + 202-25548020


Sep 14 2022


8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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