African Science Stars

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ABOUT US

ASSAP is an initiative that is aimed at producing a regular astronomy publication in Africa. It is built upon the success and the model of the Science Stars magazine, which is a South African initiative that promotes public awareness of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to young people, adults and stakeholders, particularly in rural and township communities.

The concept of the African Science Stars magazine emerged to undertake an African-wide initiative, building on the success of the Science Stars project and expand it on continental scale in Africa using Astronomy as a tool for science awareness.

This project is funded under the umbrella of the African Astronomical Associate (Afas)

The following are the key operational objectives of the project:

  • Advancing public awareness, appreciation and engagement of astronomy.
  • Providing a wide regular coverage of astronomy activities in the region from professional astronomy, outreach and career guidance, astro-tourism and related socio-economic developments, preservation of dark skies, policy developments, conferences, etc
  • Creating partnerships with key stakeholders in the astronomy sector such as national and regional facilities, astronomy clubs, public organisations and private companies.

 

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