Events

58th International Day of Human Space Flight was celebrated on April 12, 2019 @ ESSTI Head Quarter.

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58th International Day of Human Space Flight was celebrated on April 12, 2019 @ ESSTI Head Quarter.
ESSTI and the Embassy of the Russian Federation were celebrated 58th anniversary of the first manned space flight on April 12, 1961 Made by 27-year-old Soviet (Russian) cosmonaut Yuri A. GAGARIN.
Dr. Solomon Belay ESSTI Director General, H.E. Dr.-Ing. Getahun Mekuria, Minister, Ministry of Innovation and Technology and Mr. Rashid M. UMYAROV Councilor of Russian Federation speaks about the International Day of Human Space Flight and Ethio-Russian co-operation on space science areas.
Yuri Gagarin was born on March 9, 1934 in the village of Klushino, near Gzhatsk (renamed Gagarin in 1968 after his death). On April 12, 1961, 6:07 am UTC, the Vostok 3KA-3 (Vostok 1) spacecraft with Gagarin aboard was launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome. The spacecraft orbited for 108 minutes before returning to Earth, landing in Kazakhstan. As planned, during descent Gagarin ejected from the capsule and parachuted to the ground. Gagarin thus became both the first human to travel into space, and the first to orbit the Earth.

International Conference on “India’s Engagement with North Africa and Horn of Africa” 29-30 March 2019 kick off @ Hotel Hayatt Regency, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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The Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA), under the Third India-Africa Forum Summit (IAFS-III) initiative, is organising an international conference on “India’s Engagement with North Africa and Horn of Africa: Issues, Initiative and Prospects” on 29-30 March 2019 at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The conference aims to examine the challenges and prospects of India’s engagement with the region on economic, political, social, developmental and strategic issues. It would bring together academia, scholars, business leaders and experts from the countries in the North Africa and Horn of Africa region to facilitate a better understanding of various issues in the region. The objective of the exercise is to contemplate over and examine the scope of cooperation in the abovementioned areas and come up with new and creative ideas to diversify and deepen the partnership for mutual benefit.

The Astronomy in Africa business meeting concluded by electing executive Committe for Africa Astronimical Society (AfAS).

The Astronomy in Africa business meeting concluded by electing executive Committe for Africa Astronimical Society (AfAS).
The new members of the AfAS Executive Committee:
President: Jamal Mimouni (Algeria)
Vice-President: Lerothodi Leeuw (South Africa)
General Secretary: Sarah Abotsi-Masters (Ghana)
Assistant General Secretary: Charles Takalani (South Africa)
Public Relations and Education Officer: Olayinka Fagbemiro (Nigeria)
Early Career Representative: Zara Randriamanakoto (Madagascar)
Additional Member #1: Palesa Nombula (South Africa)
Additional Member #2: Etsegenet Getachew (Ethiopia)

Kick off of Astronomy in Africa meeting today in Cape Town. Around 80 delegates from 20 countries plus several more participants online began deliberations on the future path for astronomy on the continent via the relaunch of the African Astronomical Society.

Image: group photo of participants in the meeting on March 25, 2019.
credits: Charles Takalani

Please see the link details to join in tomorrow, http://africa.astro4dev.org/participate/

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Space & Astronomy day is going on.

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On Sunday 24 March 2019, Space &Astronomy networking day conducted at
South African Astronomical Observatory, 
Cape Town, South Africa

A get-together of the space and astronomy communities in Cape Town, meant to stimulate conversations between and within the two communities. This event is held in conjunction with the ”Astronomy in Africa” meeting on March 25-26, 2019
which will be attended by stakeholders from all around Africa. #SpaceAstroAfrica

Astronomy in Africa Business Meeting

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The ”Astronomy in Africa Business Meeting” will be held  25-26 March 2019, at the South African Astronomical Observatory in Cape Town. This meeting of researchers and astronomy stakeholders from around Africa will discuss strategic, policy, and governance issues related to astronomy in Africa, such as the relaunch of the African Astronomical Society (AfAS).

This meeting will bring the astronomical community together with the purpose of establishing a cohesive plan for the future, especially in the context of major events such as the first IAU General Assembly in Africa to be held in 2024.

Interested parties are invited to participate in the meeting remotely and contribute in other ways. More information at: http://africa.astro4dev.org/participate/

 

 

The 14th General Assembly of Ethiopian Space Science Society(ESSS) is going on by awarding Honorary Members!

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13th ESSS General Assembly

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The 13th Ethiopian Space Science Society General Assembly is a two-day assembly taking place from March 9-10, 2019. The assembly will take place in Addis Ababa Institute of Technology Addis Ababa with the presence of ESSS board members, branch leaders, institutional members, space science clubs leaders, and individual members.
The General assembly consists of Parallel events both for adults and youth scientific presentations and photo exhibitions…

International Day of Women and Girls in Science Celebrated in Addis Ababa Ethiopia!

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International Day of Women and Girls in Science
#IAU100 and #WomenInAstronom

Image may contain: 4 people, people smiling, textYou all are invited to attend the International Day of Women and Girls in Science Celebration half day workshop at 10:00 local time on Monday 11 Feb 2019 at 5kilo AAiT, organized by ESSTI in collaboration with ESSS and EA-ROAD .

11 of February has been declared as an International Day of Women and Girls in Science by the UN resolution A/RES/70/212 on 17 of February 2016. The main idea behind this resolution is: “to achieve full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls, and further achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls”. In the same time this year the International Astronomical Union is celebrating 100 years since its establishment. Under the Ethiopian Space Science and Technology Institute (ESSTI), and in particular Astronomy and Astrophysics Research and Development Division along with East African -Regional office of Astronomy for Development (EA-ROAD) took n active participation in empowering girls and women in astronomy and science and hence organized the women and girls in science. The international day will be continued to be celebrated for a month with activities such as ‘Women in astronomy drawing competition’ and ‘Women in science competition for schools’.

AFIPS workshop and ESSTI Annual conference is completed

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The 1st Ethiopian space science research and technology development annual conference is going on @ Ethiopia Hotel.
Keynote presentation and discussion is do among ESSTI stuff. Dr. Worku zewdie present an evaluation of the status and national demand of earth observation technology for agriculture. Development of strategic astronomy in Ethiopia and east-African region keynote speech is presented by Dr. Mirjana povic. Also Mr.Daniel Atnafu presented a performance of Nequick -2 ,IRI –plas 2017 and GIM models over Ethiopia during the ascending, rising and descending phase of solar cycle 24.

AFIPS

The 1st African initiative for planetary and space science (AFIPS) international workshop and Ethiopian space science research and technology development annual conference is started @ Ethiopia Hotel. His Excellency Dr. Shumete Gizaw state minister ministry of innovation & technology and Dr. Solomon Belay, director general of ESSTI opens the conference. The aim of AFIPS is a better vision of economic, cultural and societal impacts of research activities in planetary and space science in Africa, a sustainable scientific and higher education strategy for developing planetary and space science in Africa, an improved strategy to attract national & international funding. Dr. Shumete Gizaw in his speech such kind of international conference is essential for developing country like Ethiopia to improve science and technology. Also H.E Ato Tefera Walwa present space science and technology for Africans development; experience from Ethiopia to local and international participan

AFIPS workshop and ESSTI Annual conference to be held @Ethiopia Hotel, Addis Ababa from 07-11 Feb 2019

AFIPS workshop and ESSTI Annual conference

The first AFIPS workshop and ESSTI annual conference, organized by Ethiopian Space Science and Technology Institute in collaboration with Ministry of Innovation and Technology (MinT) willbe held from 07-11 Feb 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia @ Ethiopia Hotel. The AFPS workshop and ESSTI Annual conference are instrumentals for creating a platform where researchers from Ethiopia, Africa and other parts of the world share information, knowledge, best practices and establish scientific networking as well as dissemination of research outputs and innovative approaches of planetary and space sciences, and Space and technology developments

100Hours of Astronomy @Menelik kg n Primary School.

The 100 Hours of Astronomy School outreach continued at Menelik Primary school with the theme of Astronomy for all with diversity! #IAU100 and #100HoursofAstronomy

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100 Hours of Astronomy under The Ethiopian Sky is officially kick off

On 11 Jan 2019,The IAU 100 hours of Astronomy is officially kick off at ESSTI Head Quarter at Addis Abab, Ethiopia with students from School of tomorrow and Dilla University. #IAU100 and #100HoursofAstronomy

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100 Hours of Astronomy Under The Ethiopian Sky

IAU 100th Year Anniversary Event

100 Hours of Astronomy Under The Ethiopian Sky

As part of IAU100 years celebration, ESSTI and ESSS will organize a three -day event from 11-13 January 2019, the 100 hours of Astronomy,in Addis Ababa Ethiopia by incorporating outreach activities such as at public lecture series, astronomy talks, exhibitions, open discussion sessions, and star gazing events which will be held in large public areas and school environment.

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Inspiring Stars Exhibition and Inclusion Workshop Conducted

 Inspiring Stars Exhibition @KMU

On 03 January 2019, ‘inspiring star exhibition and inclusion workshop ‘, one of the IAU-100 years celeberation flagship project, was successfully conducted at Kotebe Metropolitan University (KMU), Addis Ababa Ethiopia organized by EA-ROAD, ESSTI, KMU, ESSS, ESAN and EEWB2018.

Around 200 participants were attending the event who were coming from Ethiopian National Blind Associations (ENBA), Menilik secondary school grade 11 & 12 students who have vision and hearing impairment, from Kotebe Metropolitan University (KMU) particularly from special need education, and others from Ethiopian space science Technology Institute and individuals coming from social media advertisement.

The inspiring exhibition and inclusion workshop was officially opened by Dr. Domeze vice president of KMU who was really impressed on the event and he confirmed to work more together in future . In inclusion workshop the general practices of inclusion in the world, and in Ethiopia particularly in natural science and astronomy were presented as discussion point and panel discussion was made based up on the presentation. The current status of special need education, the existing challenges and the way forward were clearly addressed during the panel discussion.

The Inspiring Stars Exhibitions will be carried out along with IAU-100 years celebration which will be conducted through out the year in Ethiopia

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AFIPS workshop and call for Abstract

Call for Abstract (AFIPS International Workshop)

Africa Initiative for Planetary and Space Sciences (AFIPS) International Workshop will be held in Addis Abab Ethiopia from 04-07 February 2019. AFIPS is hosted by Ethiopian Space Science and Technology Institute (ESSTI) and Bahir Dar University (BDU).
The call for Abstract and registration of the workshop is opened .
For registration and abstract submission pls refer to the workshop website : http://etssti.org/invitation-for-workshop/
Important Dates
Abstract submission :
starts 03 December 2018 and
closes 04 January 2019.

Thematic areas are proposed to be presented during the workshop are…
Track 1. Planetary Sciences and Geo-dynamics
Track 2. Space and Atmospheric Sciences
Track 3. Theoretical and Observational Astronomy
Track 4. Earth Observation (Remote Sensing and Geodesy Geo-informatics)
Track 5. Space Related Technology outputs Track

SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL

On 8th of December 2018, the Science film Festival about Space Explorations are organized by Goethe Institute in collaboration with EA-ROAD, ESSS, ESSTI and EORC. On the occasion there will be side activities of Sun Gazing and talks beside movies on space explorations.

Science Film Festival

The bust of Yuri Gagarin  Installed @ ESSTI Head Quarter

Yuri Gagarian, the first man in space, installation at the Head Quarter of ESSTI was officially opened by the guest of honors H.E Dr. Ing. Getahun Mekuria, Minster, Ministry of Innovation and Technology and H.E Mr. Vsevolod I. TKACHENKO, Ambassador, Embassy of Russian Federation in Ethiopia and Mr. Vladimir. M. POLOZKOV, Secretary General Russian Association for International Cooperation (RAMS), on 28th November 2018.

Opening Ceremony of Installing the bust of Yuri Gagarin

 

NASE Teachers Training conducted in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

NASE Teachers Training conducted in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Network for Astronomy School Education (NASE), which is  one of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) working groups under the Division C: Education, Outreach, and Heritage, in cooperation with  Ethiopian Space Science Technology Institute (ESSTI)-Entoto observatory and research center(EORC) , Ethiopian Space Science society (ESSS) and East Africa Regional office of Astronomy for development(EAf-ROAD) ,  have jointly organized  the  ‘116 Astronomy and Astrophysics International Course NASE-IAU’ of  teachers training program from 11-14 October 2018 in Addis , Ethiopia.

In NASE training there were a total of 60 people who were participated as trainee, trainers and volunteers. Among these 45 were trainees coming from regions and Addis Ababa, 8 were local trainers from ESSTI and ESSS, 2 international trainers from NASE-IAU and 6 volunteers from ESSS.

The main objectives of NASE training is to teach teachers  about astronomy, to transmit accurate concepts regarding the issues addressed by astronomy,  to provide the skills for teachers  how to teach astronomy and to facilitate learning tools for teaching astronomy to secondary school teachers.  Beside teaching teachers NASE aims in training a small group of teachers to become future trainers for giving courses to other teachers in their country and/or the region. NASE courses are an appropriate method to promote interest in science in general among young people due to the transverse character of astronomy and the easy motivation demonstrated by the students.

During the four days intensive training, teachers were able to learn a large number of physical and astrophysical phenomenon, laws and concepts of astronomy through practical teaching approach, by doing experiments and demonstrations using cheap and recycled materials which can easily obtained from their surroundings.

The training concluded through star gazing program at ‘Jan Meda’ Open field of Addis Ababa, and Visiting of Entoto observatory at Mount Entoto.

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International Observe the Moon Night

Saturday OCT 20 2018 6 PM UTC+03

The Network for Astronomy School Education (NASE)

NASE teachers training from 11-14 October 2018 Concluded Successfully!I would like to thank trainee teachers, ESSS &ESSTI volunteers,Coordinators & Instructors specially Rosa, Mirjana &Beza and supporting organizations # ESSTI#ESSS#EA-ROAD#NASE#

 

The Network for Astronomy School Education (NASE) Teachers training from October 11- 14, 2018

Organized by the #ESSS #ESSTI #NASE #EAROAD #AddisAbaba #Ethiopia

World Space Week 2018 Celebration, Ethiopia!

Ethiopian Space Science and Technology (ESSTI), Ethiopian Space Science Society (ESSS) and East Africa regional office of Astronomy for development (EAf-ROAD) have jointly organized 2018 World Space Week celebration which will be held on 7th of October 2018 at Ethiopian National Cultural Center( Assembly Hall), 6kilo with different activities. The celebration program consists of a panel discussion followed by space exhibitions. The panel discussion agendas are a focus on how the development of space technology in the world and international cooperation benefits the developing nations, the roles of astronomy for sustainable development and its initiatives, the role of Space policy in line with space development are main discussion points that will be discussed by stakeholders. In the world space week celebration, around 1000 participants are expected to attend the event from Space development and educational sectors, schools, universities and space research institutes, and space societies are expected to attend. Beside Addis Ababa, the WSW2018 celebration is also organized in ten regional branches of Ethiopian Space science Society(ESSS) throughout Ethiopia.