Efforts 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 and enjoy a great evening outdoors, and experienced the scenic beauty and beautiful city lights and night sky from the top of one of Cape Town’s must-see destinations, Lion’s Head, which offers picturesque and breathtaking views of the city.
Everyone was amazing in helping and caring for one another and made this a fun and safe experience for all. It was inspiring to hear members of the public getting excited about spotting Venus on the horizon and their stories about stargazing in the Kruger National Park.
We are looking forward to more fun and educational activities in the future and hope a lot more of you can join us.
NB: Look out for a call for more ambassadors to be released soon.
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