Category Archives: West African International Summer School for Young Astronomers 2017

Final report

The West African International Summer School for Young Astronomers (WAISSYA) is an innovative short course in astronomy for West African university students that is designed and taught by a global collaboration of astronomers using educational research principles. The school is designed to give West African science students the opportunity to further develop their interest in […]

Crowdfunding campaign

Crowd-funding campaign to raise funds for West African Astronomy School 2017 WAISSYA 2017 will be held in Accra, Ghana, in August 2017, hosted by the Ghana Space Science and Technology Institute — your help supports more students to attend! WAISSYA 2017 is supported by grants from the IAU Office of Astronomy for Development, the Square Kilometer Array, the Abdus-Salam […]

Overview of Project

There has been a gradual decline in the study of science and related fields in schools, especially in African countries, due to the lack of demand for careers in the fields of science. With the advent of the Square Kilometer Array Project and Africa winning a major share of the project, it has become necessary […]