Summer School Training of Basic Astronomy & Space Science for primary & Secondary School Students from 18-20 July 2014
ESSS research & education team in collaboration with Entoto Observatory & Research Center (EO) outreach program is organizing a 3 days summer school training that will be conducted from 18-20 July 2014 for ESSS members.
The objective of this training is to educate, transfer knowledge & skill and create awareness of Astronomy & space science applications to youths at primary & secondary education level and aimed to attract and inspire youths in sciences and promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in the country.
The training will continue periodically and try to address as many youth as possible. The training focus on Astronomy & Astrophysics, Earth Observation and Space Sciences
During the training session the following topics will be addressed:
- History of Astronomy & Ethiopian Astronomy
- Observational methods of Astronomy
- Earth, Sun and Moon
- The solar system
- Universe , Space Exploration and Astrobiology
- Astronomical tools, Software’s, Galileo Telescope Demonstration
- Introduction to Space sciences & its applications and
- Introduction to Earth observations & its Applications
Venue: Addis Ababa Institute of Technology (AAIT),
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
N.B the training is aimed for those who did not participate in the course previously!
Deadline: 16 July 2014
Contacts: For further information you can contact through the following ESSS address
Tel : +251-116-553417
P.O Box 8412
Entoto Observatory has announced that it has observed its first light through the two scientific Telescopes that were completely installed these past weeks. EO further stated that it’s a huge step forward in realizing the vision set by the Entoto Observatory and now it only awaits the commissioning procedure which is expected to be finalized in the coming few months.
This latest development comes in a wake of the observatory’s effort in launching postgraduate (MSc & PhD) training programs in astronomy/astrophysics, space science, communication satellite, geodesy and remote sensing through affiliation with Addis Ababa University in the coming September 2014.
The curriculum validation workshop that was held from 19 – 20, March 2014, Scientists from national universities, United States of America, Europe and Africa attended and independently evaluated and approved the quality and standard of the curricula on the basis of international criterion. Also, most Ethiopian universities and relevant stakeholders also participated in the workshop.
Ethiopian Space Science Society will hold its General Assembly on 8-9 March 2014 according to Information, Education and Communication Committee of the society. Addis Ababa Institute of Technology (AAIT) hall at 5 kilo, Addis Ababa University, will host this important two days event.
Today, in Addis Ababa, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) signed an important agreement with partners in Ethiopia to host an East African regional node of the IAU Office of Astronomy for Development.
From left to right, Mr. Kevin Govender, Mr. Piero Benvenuti, Her Excellency w/ro Demitu Hambissa, Mr. Tefera Waluwa