Postdoctoral Position in Stellar Astrophysics North-West University, Mahikeng Campus

Description: 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

Announcement: 6th Oukaimeden International School for Astrophysics (OISA)

Sixth Oukaimeden International School for Astrophysics (OISA) will take place in Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakech, Morocco from Friday, July 1 to Thursday, July 7, 2022. OISA is the Laboratory of High EnergyPhysics and Astrophysics (LPHEA) and the Oukaimeden Observatory propose a thematic doctoral school. This edition will be organizein the framework of VIRL-UOS project, a … Read more

Newly elected Executive Committee member of the African Astronomical Society

We extend our congratulations to the newly elected committee and look forward to our close partnership in realising the African vision of the IAU GA in 2024. Prof. Thebe Rodney Medupe is a professor of Astronomy at the North-West University, South Africa. He obtained his PhD in Astronomy from the University of Cape Town in … Read more

Pan-African Planetary and Space Science Network (PAPSSN) – Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Programme

Applications are invited from African nationals for scholarships in the fields of Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space and Planetary Science, Planetary Geology and Remote Sensing. The 2nd PAPSSN Call offers the following scholarships: TARGET GROUP 1 [Applicants from or graduated at one of the partner Universities] 1x MSc Credit Seeking* (6 months) to Copperbelt University (CBU), Zambia1x MSc … Read more

Call for proposals launched to achieve the Vision 2024

The organising committee of the IAU General Assembly 2024 has today, at a special session of the African Astronomical Society meeting, launched a call for proposals for actions towards realising Vision 2024. Proposals are invited for grants up to ZAR20,000. Deadline 15th April 2022. Please submit a proposal even if you are not requesting any funding as this … Read more

Special session at the African Astronomical Society Annual Meeting

The special session builds on the progress made at the Forum on Astronomy in Africa in October 2021. The programme is as follows: 15:15 Welcome & overview15:25 Update from Science Committee15:30 Update from Africa Committee15:35 Update from Outreach Committee15:40 Call for proposals to implement Vision 202415:50 Discussion16:10  Meeting summary16:15 Close How to join the session: Gearing up for the GA in 2024Wednesday 16 … Read more

FIRST EVER AFRICAN WOMEN IN ASTRONOMY AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Cape Town – 2 March 2022 Two exceptional women in science are being recognised by the inaugural awards of the African Network of Women in Astronomy. The early career award goes to Dr. Marie Korsaga, Burkina Faso’s first woman astronomer and the senior award goes to Prof. Renée Kraan-Korteweg from South Africa. The awards, worth … Read more

10 December: Come hear about the JWST, by JWST scientists

JWST stands for James Webb Space Telescope. This is the new generation telescope that will overtake the Hubble Space Telescope after over 30 years of incredible astronomical images and science. The JWST is due to launch on 22 December this year, and a lot is at stake. To learn more about this feat of science … Read more

Solar Eclipse of 4 December 2021

The moon will pass in front of the sun, covering it on 4 December 2021. It will be visible partially from the Southernmost parts of the continent. For more information and instructions on when and how to observe this partial solar eclipse safely, see the poster below. Enjoy the event and if you would like … Read more