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 – and planet face-painting and bakesale!!

The event was attended by Nemaungani Takalani, Astronomy Director at the Department of Science and Innovation; Kevin Govender, Director of the Astronomy for Development – OAD; and Palesa Nombula, Commercialisation Young Professional at SARAO and MSc Astrophysics Candidate at UWC Astrophysics Group

Astro festival program