Hosts across Africa

As we prepare for the first IAU General Assembly on the African continent (scheduled for 6 – 15 August 2024 in Cape Town), part of our objective is to foster networking opportunities, shed light on the potential career prospects in this field, and to engage as many individuals as possible to raise awareness in Africa about the captivating world of astronomy. To achieve this, we need a collective effort and participation from all quarters. In this context, the Outreach and Education Committee and the Science Committee for the African Astronomical Society (AfAS) and the IAU GA 2024 are seeking organisations willing to host international guests for science, outreach and education activities during the month of August 2024; before, during, and after the IAU General Assembly. Our guests will be traveling from across the globe to attend the IAU GA 2024 in Cape Town. We want to offer them the chance to visit other African countries and various cities in South Africa for science collaborations, education and outreach activities and general networking opportunities, not to mention sharing the beauty of our continent with them.