Galaxy Forum Africa – Cumulative

Galaxy Forum Africa – Cape Town

Friday 7 October 2011 @ South African Astronomical Observatory

(Credit: SAAO, SALT, ASSA, IAU-OAD, Earth & Sky)

The first ever Galaxy Forum in Africa. With expert collaboration from individuals and offices at the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO), the Astronomical Society of Southern Africa (ASSA) and the International Astronomical Union – Office of Astronomy for Development (IAU – OAD), there was significant interest and innovative pursuits during this inaugural African event. The Galaxy Forum Africa collaborative nexus is growing stronger thanks to efforts by Dr. Peter Martinez of SAAO and Kechil Kirkham of ASSA. The program encompasses educational outreach, astronomy research, facilities and discoveries at the cutting edge of 21st Century Africa.

Kevin Govender of International Astronomical Union – Office of Astronomy for Development

Dr. Petri Vaisanen of SALT, SAAO: South African Astronomical Facilities and Galaxy Research

Steve Durst of ILOA: International Lunar Observatory Galaxy First Light Imaging Program

Dr. Thebe Medupe: 21st Century Education, Building a Future in the Stars

Panel Discussion – Presenters & Special Guests: Science Education and Development for the Future of Africa

This event to coincided with the 62nd annual gathering of the International Astronautical Congress 2011, which occurred in Cape Town October 3-7.

Click on the image below for a full-size version of our flier for this event.

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