PROGRAMME

PROGRAMME

PROGRAMME

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

Unveiling of the National Heritage Site

20 October

The events will kick off with the virtual 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 establishment. Attendees are invited to join this exciting event online before the official symposium begins.

SAAO Virtual Symposium

20-23 October

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

20 October

The events will kick off with the virtual 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 establishment. Attendees are invited to join this exciting event online before the official symposium begins.

SAAO Virtual Symposium

20-23 October

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

20 October

The events will kick off with the virtual 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 establishment. Attendees are invited to join this exciting event online before the official symposium begins.

SAAO Virtual Symposium

20-23 October

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.

PROGRAMME

Download the Provisional Programme as at 21 September

PROGRAMME

Download the Provisional Programme as at 21 September

PROGRAMME

Download the Provisional Programme as at 21 September

VIRTUAL ASTROFEST

SAAO will be holding a Virtual Astronomy Festival SAAO200-VF from Tuesday to Friday 20-23 October 2020.

The Virtual Festival boasts an eclectic and international line up offering activities for varying interests in both Astronomy and Space Science. As this impressive four-day festival draws to a close join for us for an evening Star Party on Friday, 23 October as we bring to you live music and virtual stargazing.

Events include:

  • Virtual storytelling
  • Evening talks – live, presentations and lectures on astronomy
  • Workshops for learners, parents and educators
  • International Science Communication Workshop on Best Practices for Science Communication using Digital Platforms
  • Virtual Stargazing and Entertainment Evening

VIRTUAL ASTROFEST

SAAO will be holding a Virtual Astronomy Festival SAAO200-VF from Tuesday to Friday 20-23 October 2020.

The Virtual Festival boasts an eclectic and international line up offering activities for varying interests in both Astronomy and Space Science. As this impressive four-day festival draws to a close join for us for an evening Star Party on Friday, 23 October as we bring to you live music and virtual stargazing.

Events include:

  • Virtual storytelling
  • Evening talks – live, presentations and lectures on astronomy
  • Workshops for learners, parents and educators
  • International Science Communication Workshop on Best Practices for Science Communication using Digital Platforms
  • Virtual Stargazing and Entertainment Evening

VIRTUAL ASTROFEST

SAAO will be holding a Virtual Astronomy Festival SAAO200-VF from Tuesday to Friday 20-23 October 2020.

The Virtual Festival boasts an eclectic and international line up offering activities for varying interests in both Astronomy and Space Science. As this impressive four-day festival draws to a close join for us for an evening Star Party on Friday, 23 October as we bring to you live music and virtual stargazing.

Events include:

  • Virtual storytelling
  • Evening talks – live, presentations and lectures on astronomy
  • Workshops for learners, parents and educators
  • International Science Communication Workshop on Best Practices for Science Communication using Digital Platforms
  • Virtual Stargazing and Entertainment Evening