Get to Know Us

We are a non-profit NGO founded by a group of professional & amature astronomers with the goal of raising public awareness in space and astronomy.

Since 2012, ESA has been holding a wide range of astronomical activities on a regular basis. Our activities include public lectures, observational nights, open discussions, astronomy-related movies screening, workshops, beginners courses and astronomy trips.

We were the first to coin the word “أمسية فلكية” and use it in Egypt as a special event including a lecture followed by sky observation. These public events received huge public acceptance and society appreciation among the community.

Board of Directors

Heba Hafez

Heba Hafez

BOD Member

I have a huge passion for astronomy since childhood. As one of the founders and a board member of ESA since 2012, I had the chance to head the PR & HR department, handling ESA’s events, communications, and public outreach.

Omar Fikry

Omar Fikry

Vice Chairman

I graduated form Cairo University with a degree in Astronomy and I am currently heading the Planetarium at Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Communicating astronomy to the public is a vision I have had for a long time and have been working on it ever since. 

Essam Gouda

Essam Gouda

Chairman

By receiving my B.Sc. degree in Civil engineering, I combined science with technology, theory with practice, to start a long line of astronomical activities in Egypt to help spread Astronomy in the community,with a focus on Space Dynamics.

Osama Fathi

Osama Fathi

BOD Member

I have been an amateur astronomer for more than 16 years, during which I co-founded
ESA. I have a B.Sc. degree in Chemical Engineering and a M.Sc. in Philology and Arabic Manuscripts Research focusing on the History of the Medieval
Astronomy.

Mahmoud Abed

Mahmoud Abed

BOD Member

I hold a BA in Astronomy from the Faculty of Science, Al-Azhar University.  My time is usually spent on participating in public events communicating astronomy and raising awarness about space sciences. I also enjoy mountaineering and hiking.

Notable Members

Mohamed Gamal

Head of Academic Department

Mohamed Usama

Astrophotographer

Hamada Sultan

Workshop Lead

Abdallah Dahy

Worshop Co-Lead

Loay Gouda

Head of Media & Marketing Department

Mariam Elnaggar

Public Relations Co-Lead

Youssef Ibrahim

Astronomy camps Specialist

Salwa Ahmed

Event Organizer

Mostafa Elhashash

Lecturer – Media & Marketing Observer

Rady Mahmoud

Academic Analyst

Mai Mohamed

Content Creator

Yasmine Ashraf

Event Organizer