Mekelle Branch

Since 2004, the establishment of the Ethiopian Space Science Society has been striving to make societal attitude changes towards Astronomy, space science and technology fields , by engaging the society in different levels. In this effort, the society established 20 branch offices in different cities of Ethiopia, among them is Mekelle. The Mekelle branch is located inside the Mekelle University with over hundred members from the university community and the general public. This page aims to provide useful information about space activities taking place in Mekelle area,in the frame work of ESSS outreach and education program past, present and future.

About Mekelle University

Mekelle University is found at the town of Mekelle in Tigray region of Northern Ethiopia, at a distance of 783 Kilometers from the Ethiopian capital. The College of Natural and Computational Sciences of Mekelle University had marked up the first Ethiopian Space Science Society branch opening in Mekelle by hosting a seminar entitled “Does Ethiopia need Space Science and Technology?”  on June 16, 2014 at its Main Campus with an Honorary guest ato Tefera Walwa (Tefera Walwa, the founder of the ESSS and Board Chairman of the Entoto Observatory and Research Center (EORC),

Name e-mail Position
1. Mr. Hailay Teklegiorgis Chairman
2. Dr. Meresa Abraha v/chairman
3. Mr. Gizachew Weldetsadik Secretary
4. Mr. Tadelle Haddush Treasury
5. Dr. Gebregiorgis Abraha Accountant
6. Dr. Meheretu yonas Auditor

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