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First Issue of the AfAS Newsletter

Covered in this issue:

  1. Announcement on AfAS membership: “Applications for AfAS Membership are now open “
  2. Save the date: Conference of the African Astronomical Society – AfAS 2020 (16 – 19 March 2020, SAAO, Cape Town)
  3. Announcement: Establishment of AfAS sub-committees
  4. Information on the AfAS Astronomy in Africa Science Business Meeting: Ethiopia,

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OAD/DARA Big Data Fellowship

OAD/DARA Big Data Fellowship (1 Year Contract)

The Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD) was established through a partnership between the International Astronomical Union (IAU) and the South African National Research Foundation (NRF). The OAD is based at the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) in Cape Town,

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Dr. Solomon B. Tessema receives the ‘Higher Honor Laureate Prize’ from Abyssinian Award

Pretoria, South Africa – (September 10, 2019) The African Astronomical Society (AfAS), is excited to congratulate the Director General of the Ethiopian Space Science and Technology Institute (ESSTI), Dr. Solomon Belay Tessema, who received the ‘Higher Honor Laureate Prize’ from Abyssinian Award for his contribution to the development of the Ethiopian space program and astronomy and science in East Africa.

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