Forum on Astronomy in Africa 2022

We are pleased to announce that the Forum on Astronomy in Africa 2022 will take place on 25 October 2022. Please mark the dates in your calendar and stay tuned for further announcements!

The forum will be fully virtual and bring together members of our community of astronomers, enthusiasts, outreach and education specialists, and policymakers. Its purpose is to maintain momentum towards GA2024, building on the work of the last forum (held in October 2021) and to allow updates on preparations, Vision 2024 and other projects. 

You are welcome to view the presentations from the last forum, and we would like you to get in touch if you wish to update your presentation with new information or anything you might have missed last year. The links to those recorded presentations are on last year’s programme.

Format: Virtual Forum for African astronomy community via Zoom

Date: 25 October 2022

Venue: Online on Zoom and live on Youtube

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Draft Programme:

This is only a draft and will change closer to the forum:

TimeAgenda ItemSpeaker
09:00Welcome and Overview
09:05 Special guest welcome remarks
09:15Special guest welcome remarks
09:30 Update on Vision 2024
09:45Status of Astronomy in Africa
10:00Reflections on Busan
10:10Expectations for Cape Town
10:20 Discussion
10:30Break/informal networking/gather.town
11:00Vision 2024-funded projects
12:00Science flagship/activities
12:30Outreach flagship/activities
13:00Break/informal networking/gather.town
14:00Working session: achieving Vision 2024
16:00Closing remarks and thoughts from the participants
16:30End

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