Africa is celebrating Asteroid Day with a series of events starting on June 30th. Join us in the celebration from wherever you are! Thanks for our colleagues from AfAS who have compiled this list.
Sirius Astro-Club, Benin will organise its first event at the University of Abomey-Calavi on 30 June
Astronomical Society of Botswana organised “Tracing Motopi Pan meteorite to its origin in asteroid belt”, a talk on 24 June, presentation available at https://astronomicalsocietyofbotswana.org/events/
Des conferences sont organisées sur ce thème, par l’Association Ivoirienne d’Astronomie, 10-12 am, 30 June, a LASMES ex LAPA-MF
A talk in Arabic organised by NRIAG, Egypt on 23rd June. You can listen to it at https://youtu.be/2vspetf9TF0
A day long event at Akako Menubichu Primary School by Entoto Observatory on 30 June
“This Day Rocks!”, a rocking online zoom session by the Ghana Planetarium team featuring talks, Q&A and a quiz. 5-6.30 pm, 3rd July, Register for zoom link at https://forms.gle/aXrpMFmugr7nQUiAA
Africa Scientific Renaissance Day celebration by MESTI and GAEC, 28-30 June, 10 am. Register at www.tinyurl.com/gaec-asrd
Event on 7th July at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
“Exploring space whilst keeping Earth safe”, talk at 2.00 pm on 2 July.
Haikintana – Astronomy from Madagascar is also organizing a week long celebration:https://web.facebook.com/photo?fbid=328001578892899&set=a.249855260040865
‘Rocks from space: is the Earth im danger?’, a talk by Univ of Nigeria, Nsukka, 10 am WAT, 30 June.
STEMSudan is organising events for school students, with lectures and sky observations on 4-7 July
Many lectures on asteroids organised by Tunisian Association of Young Astronomers and IAU OAO, 9 am to 5 pm, 30 June
For more information on Asteroid Day, see https://asteroidday.org.