Celebrating Asteroid Day Across Africa

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.


BENIN

Sirius Astro-Club, Benin will organise its first event at the University of Abomey-Calavi on 30 June
https://www.facebook.com/Sirius-Astro-Club-Bénin-104882745154428/


BOTSWANA

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/


COTE D’IVOIRE

Des conferences sont organisées sur ce thème, par l’Association Ivoirienne d’Astronomie, 10-12 am, 30 June, a LASMES ex LAPA-MF


EGYPT

A talk in Arabic organised by NRIAG, Egypt on 23rd June. You can listen to it at https://youtu.be/2vspetf9TF0


ETHIOPIA

A day long event at Akako Menubichu Primary School by Entoto Observatory on 30 June


GHANA

“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


KENYA

“Exploring space whilst keeping Earth safe”, talk at 2.00 pm on 2 July.
www.join.skype.com/GZnhmTHr2eXb 


MADAGASCAR

Haikintana – Astronomy from Madagascar is also organizing a week long celebration:https://web.facebook.com/photo?fbid=328001578892899&set=a.249855260040865


NIGERIA

‘Rocks from space: is the Earth im danger?’, a talk by Univ of Nigeria, Nsukka, 10 am WAT, 30 June. 
www.asteroidday.org/event/rocks-from-space-is-the-earth-in-danger-2 


SUDAN

STEMSudan is organising events for school students, with lectures and sky observations on 4-7 July
www.facebook.com/stemsudan 


TUNISIA

Many lectures on asteroids organised by Tunisian Association of Young Astronomers and IAU OAO, 9 am to 5 pm, 30 June
https://www.facebook.com/AstroTunisianTaya/
https://www.facebook.com/pg/OAOTUNISIA/posts/


For more information on Asteroid Day, see https://asteroidday.org.