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Africa To Witness Mercury Transit

Africa, on Monday, 11th November 2019, will witness Mercury transit the Sun. The event will be visible from anywhere in Africa and may be...

AfAS Science Committee Develops A Science Strategy

The African Astronomical Society (AfAS) Science Committee has laid out a strategic plan to guide its mandate of advancing science and astronomical research in...

SKA Project Spurs Science And International Attention In South Africa

In early 2000, the South African Department of Science and Technology with the support of its government, hosted a bid to co-locate of the...

IAU Gives South Africa The Chance To Name A New Planet

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) has assigned South Africa a planet currently called WASP 62 B and a star called WASP 62, as part...

China Set To Build Regional Data Centre To Crunch Data From...

In preparation for the construction of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) which is expected to commence in 2020, China is set to build a...

17th National Festival In Popular Astronomy: AfAS Is Calling For Proposals

The 17th National Festival in Popular Astronomy, being organised by the African Astronomical Society (AfAS), will be hosted by the Sirius Astronomy Association under...

Registration For The 8th African Space Leadership Congress (ASLC) Is Now...

The African Space Leadership Congress (ASLC) is an African high-level annual meeting which involves politicians, space leaders and advocates; space researchers, academia; youth, space...

IAU President visits Nigeria and Ghana

The President of the International Astronomical Union, Prof Dr Ewine van Dishoeck, visited Nigeria and Ghana on her way to the 100th anniversary of...

Attend IAU symposium 356 on Nuclear Activity in Galaxies Across Cosmic...

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) invites young professionals and experts in astronomy, physics and space science to attend the IAU Symposium 356 on 'Nuclear...

Meet the Father of Astronomy in Nigeria – Prof. P.N Okeke

If you ever took a course in high school Physics in Nigeria, then the name P.N. Okeke must sound very familiar. P.N. Okeke...

South Africa’s Minister of Science and Technology Commends the SKA Team

Minister Kubayi-Ngubane applauds SKA team for completion of key infrastructure designs. South Africa’s Minister of Science and Technology, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, congratulates the Square Kilometre Array...

Register to Attend Astronomy in Africa 2019 Conference

Stakeholders, young professionals and students in the field of astronomy and related sciences are invited to participate in the Astronomy in Africa 2019 Conference....

Eight Projects from Africa will Receive IAU OAD Annual Grant for...

The International Astronomical Union — Office of Astronomy for Development (IAU OAD) has announced the result of the seventh annual call for proposals. 20...

DARA is using astronomy to play a leading role in the emergence...

Development in Africa with Radio Astronomy (DARA) is a joint UK-South Africa Newton Fund human capital development project to help drive economic development in...

IAU is funding 100 Special projects promoting Astronomy

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) was founded in 1919. Its mission is to promote and safeguard the science of astronomy in all its aspects...

Directory of all space-related institutions in Africa

We are glad to announce the launch of a comprehensive visual directory of all space institutions and industry actors in the African space sector....

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