Category Archives: Molo Mhlaba

Celebration of the IAU Astronomy Day in Schools

The Molo Mhlaba Astro Festival marked the celebration of the IAU Astronomy Day in Schools, attended by female students from four of our partner schools – Chumisa, Luleka, Molo Mhlaba, and Sophumelela. Performances by our Astro Clubs, the opportunity to mingle with astronomers to discuss careers in astronomy and learn about South African instruments – […]

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 […]


Astro Academy: a series of once-a-week astronomy lessons aimed at both grade 11/12 (G11/12) female students from local high schools and recently-matriculated young women from the community. The latter will also be trained to run the above-mentioned Astro Club as Astro Club Facilitators (ACFs). ACFs will receive a bursary for their work in the Astro Club, […]

Celebration of Women and Girls in Astronomy and Science day

The UN International Day of Women & Girls in Science and the IAU Women and Girls in Astronomy Day was celebrated at the MM school in Cape Town. Astronomers and students from several institutions volunteered to run a day of activities with the girls at the school. NASA astronaut Ellen S. Baker visited the school […]

Call for volunteers

The Molo Mhlaba primary school in Khayelitsha ( is incredibly excited to announce the launch of its Astronomy Program, which aims to: 1. Develop 20 astronomy-focused classes aimed at primary school students; 2. Recruit, train, and employ Khayelitsha-based, female high-school graduates to run these classes both at Molo Mhlaba and in other primary schools in […]