Monthly Archives: October 2019

Winner of the IAU Women & Girls in Astronomy Prize

The Astro Molo Mhalaba project has been selected as the winner of the Women & Girls in Astronomy Prize. In 2019, over 250 events have been organised thus far for IAU100’s Women and Girls in Astronomy initiative. As part of this project, a special contest was organised to recognize and celebrate the efforts of event […]


Activities 1. Maternal teacher training 1.1 Workshop with the theme “solar system at scale” 1.2 Group dynamics with the theme “The Size of the Sun and Planets of our System” 1.3 Lecture on Astronomy Teaching methodologies for pre-literacy children. 2. Training of elementary school teachers I (students 6 – 10 year olds) 2.1 Workshops on […]

Phase 2 at refugee camps in Algeria

The below Press release was published by IAC The second part of the project begins on Tuesday, October 15, in which an international team of astronomers and educators will travel to the refugee camps in Tindouf to carry out outreach activities with Saharawi students and teachers. During their stay in the Sahrawi refugee camps in […]

Karoo Futures: Astronomy & its impacts

This symposium marks the launch of the special issue ‘Karoo Futures: Astronomy in place and space’ of the Journal of Southern African Studies. The special issue is the result of an interdisciplinary dialogue between scholars in the social sciences and humanities on astronomy in South Africa, and particularly South Africa’s involvement in the Square Kilometre […]