Overview of the project

Project leader: Yannick Libert, ylibert@ast.uct.ac.za
Project location: Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius (with Agalega, Rodrigues, Saint Brandon), Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia

Project Description:

The Radio Astronomy for Education project aims to support human capacity development in Africa and work toward training the valuable assets needed to reach the ambitious goal of Square Kilometer Array. It will achieve this by providing a complete package to build a teaching radio observatory from scratch. The hardware will be hooked to a small foldable antenna so that it can be brought to any training events. Involving learners and teachers in that thriving adventure is critical as it will satisfy the growing need for competent assets.

Building a teaching radio observatory covers a broad variety of skills spanning from science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). It is thus a perfect multidisciplinary project for Science Faculties.