Since its United Nations declaration in 1999, World Space Week has grown into the largest public space event on Earth. More than 1,400 events in 80 countries celebrated the benefits of space and excitement about space exploration in 2014. With our new deep space discoveries theme “Discovery” we aim to inspire even more events around the world in October 2015.
“The General Assembly declares 4 to 10 October World Space Week to celebrate each year at the international level the contributions of space science and technology to the betterment of the human condition”
World Space Week 2015 highlights the great era of deep space discovery that we are in. We have never learnt as much of the universe we live in as in the last decade. Space telescopes, deep space probes and several interplanetary satellites and landers have shown us the magic, wonders and opportunities of new worlds. Exoplanets, galaxies far away and close by and landings on planets, moons, asteroids and comets teach us about where we humans have come from and where we will go in the future. Space is all about Discovery!
The celebration of World Space Week (WSW) 2015 will be held in Addis Ababa University Institute of Technology (AAIT) Hall,5 kilo campus, Addis Ababa, on Saturday October 17th starting from 8:30 am. It is jointly organized by Ethiopian Space Science Society and Entoto observatory Research Center. In tandem with World Space Week, inspiring presentations and Exhibition will be conducted, aiming to enhance the capacity of young students and space science enthusiasts through demonstrating new deep space discoveries.
World Space Week Organizing Committee
The East Africa astronomical society (EAAS) workshop entitled "Astronomy for better life" was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 29 June - 01 July, 2015. It was at a meeting of IYA2009 in November 2009 in Nairobi that the formation of the East African Astronomical Society was deliberated, discussed and agreed upon. This is the fifth of a series of workshops for getting together scientists working in the East-Africa region. These workshops provided a lively, stimulating forum for presenting and discussing new results, as well as exchanging ideas, which cover a wide range of topics in the Astronomy and space science field.
Gaia : the space mission that is charting a billion stars in the Milky Way.
By. Dr Michele GERBALDI
Venue: Addis Ababa Institute of Technology (AAIT)
Date: Friday , 02 July 2015
Time: 2:00 -3:30 P.M or( 8:00-9:30 local time ) in the Afternoon
Dr. Michele is an Associated Researcher at the Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris (IAP), France and retired faculty member from the Université de Paris-Sud, Orsay, France.
Her main domain of research is Atmospheric properties and evolutionary status of peculiar early type stars. In addition to her normal duties, Dr Michele involved in the training of School Teachers Summer Schools and distance Learning Courses in astronomy-astrophysics, each being granted by a university diploma whereby several hundreds of students have been enrolled.