The winners of the contest 'Telescopes for all' have just been announced on the news page of IAU. (see above)
Every week, one of the winners introduces himself on this website and on our facebook page. this week first story:
The story of a young Moroccan enthousiast Astronomy and Space lover.
El Mehdi Essaidi
''I am a Medical physicist and Summer student in CERN in 2019 and THM in 2018. I have a master's degree in medical physics and a bachelor's degree in physics. One of the main priorities in my life is my voluntary activity in Asif n Ait Bounouh Association for Culture and Awareness. This association does locate in my original region that exists in southern Morocco, “the region of Tiznit". It is concerned with childhood, youth, and women issues. It focuses on cultural and social workshops that help locals in different ways. It relies also on cooperation with national and international associations and institutions that have common goals.
I have a passion to apply my knowledge and skills related to my scientific training. Moreover, I am eager to assist the children of my region by contributing to their astronomical knowledge that is considered part of their traditional culture.
Through using the telescope, we will exite our kids to discover all the things in space that we can't see with our eyes. We will set up training workshops in astronomy for kids. It will be in partnership with other associations in the Affela Ighir and tafraoute area. And the project name will be: Astronomy is open for everyone."