Join us in celebrating Africa Day 2023!
Africa is leading major astronomy projects; be inspired by the results from SALT, HESS, MeerKAT and the dawn of the SKA era!
Be part of the movement that will encourage further growth and investment in astronomy on the African continent.
An enduring legacy and vibrant community of astronomers in Africa linked to the IAU.
- Africa day 2023!Come join us in celebrating Africa and Astronomy in Africa this Africa Day on 25 May! #AfricaLookUp #AfricaDay As we celebrate Africa Day on the 25th of May, let us use this day to reflect on and appreciate the remarkable achievements made by the nations and individuals on this African continent. We should recognise that these … Read more
- The African Astronomical Society 3rd Annual Conference Special Session – IAU General Assembly 2024 in Cape Town: Gearing up for the GA in 2024The African Astronomical Society’s third annual conference took place in Johannesburg, South Africa at the University of the Witwatersrand Origins Center from 13 – 17 March 2023. This meeting is especially important for the African community as it provides an opportunity for astronomers across Africa and around the world to engage, network, and reconnect. On … Read more
- Astronomy 2024 Full Moon HikeEfforts are underway as we gear up for the International Astronomical Union’s General Assembly 2024 meeting. Our Ambassador and University of Cape Town (UCT) student, Venu Prayag, organized a Full Moon Hike which was held on Tuesday, 7 March 2023. Although the weather threatened to spoil this exciting event, we were, fortunately, able to proceed … Read more
- Africa-Europe collaborations at EAS2023Join us at Special Session 1 of the European Astronomical Society meeting, from 10 – 14 July 2023 in Krakow, Poland. Submit your abstract by 1 March 2023, as we build science, training and development collaborations towards 2024 and beyond. Key topics of discussion during the Special Session include: Science and infrastructure developments to foster … Read more
- Passing of Prof. Carolina ÖdmanIt’s with deep sadness that we inform our community of the death of our beloved colleague and friend, Prof. Carolina Odman, on 15 November 2022 after a brave and extended battle with cancer. Carolina was co-chair of the NOC Outreach, Communication and Education committee until earlier this year, but her influence in our work ranged … Read more
- Forum on Astronomy in Africa 2022In preparation for the IAU-GA2024, it is essential to bring together the African astronomical community to discuss how the continent can maximally benefit from the opportunity of hosting this event, as well as follow up on discussions from previous meetings on how best to facilitate participation by countries in Africa. The 2022 Forum on Astronomy … Read more
- Calling for Input for Africa Exhibition at GA2022As we prepare Team Africa to join the XXXI IAU General Assembly in Busan, South Korea, we are calling for input and content to populate our stand and excite the world of Astronomy to come to Cape Town in 2024.
- Webinar about the image of the black hole at the centre of the Milky WayThe African Astronomical Society is organising a public webinar on the recently released image of the black hole in the centre of our Galaxy by the Event Horizon Telescope. This epochal image was everywhere in the media and all of us would like to know more about it, and what it represents. This webinar on the … Read more
- Postdoctoral Position in Stellar Astrophysics North-West University, Mahikeng CampusDescription: The Physics group at the Mahikeng Campus of the North-West University has an astrophysics postgraduate programme. One of the research topics is stellar physics with emphasis on stellar pulsations. The group also runs a small university observatory where the main instrument is a 16-inch Meade Telescope with fast and cooled CCD cameras. Also available … Read more