2014/06/30 - 2014/07/04 - 4th East African Astronomical Society Workshop

The fourth workshop, being organized by the East African Astronomical Society (EAAS) is scheduled from 30 June to 04 July 2014 at University of Rwanda -College of Education (former Kigali Institute of Education), Kigali-Rwanda.

The purpose of these workshops is to strengthen capacity building in Astronomy and Astrophysics and Space Science in general and also provide a forum for astronomers from the region to train young and upcoming scientists. It provides an opportunity for exchange of ideas, cross border co-supervision and sharing of resources. There already exists a Bachelor’s degree programme in Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Nairobi, Kenya and a number of other universities in the region are in the process of curriculum development of the same. The Ethiopian Space Science Society is running two 1-m class optical telescopes at Entoto Observatory near Addis Ababa. There is project to transform old telecom dishes into radioastronomy antennas to make a strong VLBI African network.

More information is available here.