Monthly Archives: March 2016

2016 Edinburgh Medal Ceremony

On March 30, the 26th Edinburgh Medal ceremony was held at the Edinburgh City Chambers and presided over by the Lord Provost of the city, Donald Wilson. This year, the award was presented jointly to Kevin Govender, director of Office of Astronomy for Development, and Silvia Torres-Piembert, President of the International Astronomical Union. The Astronomer Royal, […]

Final report – WAISSYA 2015

The West African International Summer School for Young Astronomers (WAISSYA) 2015 is the second organized school after the one held in October 2013. The school was organized and taught by a collaboration of astronomers from the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics / University of British Columbia, the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at the […]

Scifest Africa 2016

The continent’s biggest Science Festival turned 20 this year. Scifest is the biggest public Science event in the country which attracts national stakeholders in research, education, policy, and outreach from across various fields of science. Several international organizations, such as NASA, support and participate in Scifest. The South African Minister of Science and Technology,  Ms Naledi […]