PROGRAMME

PROGRAMME

PROGRAMME

In light of its bicentenary, the SAAO is planning various events in 2020, including the unveiling of the site as a National Heritage Site, the “Beyond 200 Years of Astronomy” Symposium and a large Astronomy Festival.

In light of its bicentenary, the SAAO is planning various events in 2020, including the unveiling of the site as a National Heritage Site, the “Beyond 200 Years of Astronomy” Symposium and a large Astronomy Festival.

In light of its bicentenary, the SAAO is planning various events in 2020, including the unveiling of the site as a National Heritage Site, the “Beyond 200 Years of Astronomy” Symposium and a large Astronomy Festival.

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

Unveiling of the National Heritage Site

The events will kick off with the ministerial unveiling of the National Heritage site which will be held on the morning of the 20 October 2020, 200 years to the day since the establisment. Attendees are invited to join in this exciting event before the official symposium begins.

 

SAAO Virtual Symposium

The Virtual Symposium will include themes in:

• African ethnoastronomy and indigenous knowledge
• History of Astronomy in Africa
• Contributions to global astronomy
• Developments in African Research Astronomy in recent decades
• Astronomy and Society

Astronomy Festival

We will also be hosting a Virtual Astrofest 2020, with many exciting online engagements which aim to further enhance and support science promotion, communication and engagement activities.

Unveiling of the National Heritage Site

The events will kick off with the ministerial unveiling of the National Heritage site which will be held on the morning of the 20 October 2020, 200 years to the day since the establisment. Attendees are invited to join in this exciting event before the official symposium begins.

 

SAAO Virtual Symposium

The Virtual Symposium will include themes in:

• African ethnoastronomy and indigenous knowledge
• History of Astronomy in Africa
• Contributions to global astronomy
• Developments in African Research Astronomy in recent decades
• Astronomy and Society

Astronomy Festival

We will also be hosting a Virtual Astrofest 2020, with many exciting online engagements which aim to further enhance and support science promotion, communication and engagement activities.

Unveiling of the National Heritage Site

The events will kick off with the ministerial unveiling of the National Heritage site which will be held on the morning of the 20 October 2020, 200 years to the day since the establisment. Attendees are invited to join in this exciting event before the official symposium begins.

 

SAAO Virtual Symposium

The Virtual Symposium will include themes in:

• African ethnoastronomy and indigenous knowledge
• History of Astronomy in Africa
• Contributions to global astronomy
• Developments in African Research Astronomy in recent decades
• Astronomy and Society

Astronomy Festival

We will also be hosting a Virtual Astrofest 2020, with many exciting online engagements which aim to further enhance and support science promotion, communication and engagement activities.

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS

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CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS

SUBMIT A TALK OR POSTER
CALL FOR POSTERS

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS

SUBMIT A TALK OR POSTER
CALL FOR POSTERS

SPEAKERS

Dr Rob Adam
Dr David Buckley
Prof Garret Cotter
Ms Theresa De Young
Prof Roger Deane
Mr Phillip Diamond 
Prof Saul Dubow
Dr Bernard Fanaroff
Dr Ian Glass
Mr Kevin Govender
Dr Tana Joseph (TBC)
Prof Lerothodi Leeuw
Prof Roy Maartens
Mr Sivuyile Manxoyi
Prof Jamal Mimouni

Dr Moses Mogotsi
Prof Shazrene Mohamed
Dr Itumeleng Monagang
Prof John Parkington
Dr Zara Randriamanakoto
Ms Carla Sharpe
Dr Rosalind Skelton
Prof Keith Snedegar (TBC)
Prof Chris Sterken (TBC)
Dr Roger Stewart
Prof Petri Vaisanen
Prof Amanda Weltman
Prof Patricia Whitelock
Prof Patrick Woudt

SPEAKERS

SPEAKERS

VIRTUAL ASTROFEST

Click here to get involved with the Astrofest 2020.

We would like to encourage all attendees to use this opportunity to contribute to science engagement in South Africa by volunteering to assist with one or more of the below:

• Public Lectures
• Hands-On Workshops
• Stargazing
• Additional Events (Astropubs, quizzes, etc)
• General Volunteer

VIRTUAL ASTROFEST

Click here to get involved with the Astrofest 2020.

We would like to encourage all attendees to use this opportunity to contribute to science engagement in South Africa by volunteering to assist with one or more of the below:

• Public Lectures
• Hands-On Workshops
• Stargazing
• Additional Events (Astropubs, quizzes, etc)
• General Volunteer

VIRTUAL ASTROFEST

Click here to get involved with the Astrofest 2020.

We would like to encourage all attendees to use this opportunity to contribute to science engagement in South Africa by volunteering to assist with one or more of the below:

• Public Lectures
• Hands-On Workshops
• Stargazing
• Additional Events (Astropubs, quizzes, etc)
• General Volunteer