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Acornhoek Physics Summer School is Accelerating Space Education in South Africa

Acornhoek Physics Summer School is a summer school that is hosted every year to improve understanding of Physics and Mathematics. The summer school started...

Why Monitoring Space Weather and Space Environment is Important

Space weather is a branch of Space physics and aeronomy (the science of the upper region of the earth) or heliophysics (the science of...

Why Kenya Should Not Abandon the Longonot Satellite Station

Reports of vandalism of metal parts at the defunct Longonot Earth Station was a low point for the Kenyan space community. ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe...

“Astronomy encourages us to look at our world and understand its...

The African space industry is made up of highly prolific innovators, scientists, engineers, educators, researchers and enthusiasts across other sectors. Since the industry started...

Astronomy in Africa: The Past, The Present and The Future

The history of science and technology in Africa has received little attention compared to other regions of the world, despite notable developments in various...

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...