Ethiopia Shoots for the Stars and Galaxies as it Aims to Become Space Science Hub
Solomon Belay, director of the Entoto Observatory and Research Centre, stands on the right-hand side of one of the observatory’s two telescopes situated in the Entoto Mountains, overlooking the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. Credit: James Jeffrey/IPS
ADDIS ABABA, Jun 6 2014 (IPS) - High up in the eucalyptus-strewn Entoto Mountains, which overlook the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, work is nearly complete on the country’s first observatory. Studying the stars and the galaxies will be vital for this Horn of Africa nation’s development and will hopefully also go a long way to developing brotherly love, say scientists who are part of the project.
Summer School Training of Basic Astronomy & Space Science for primary & Secondary School Students from 18-20 July 2014
ESSS research & education team in collaboration with Entoto Observatory & Research Center (EO) outreach program is organizing a 3 days summer school training that will be conducted from 18-20 July 2014 for ESSS members.
Jimma University, physics department staff members and space science club representative have visited EO on 27 June 2014.During their visit Entoto Observatory director, Dr. Solomon Belay, has briefed the guests about EO, its objective, future plan & its collaboration with national and international universities and other stakeholders.
In their discussion, the visitors appreciate the efforts & steps EO has gone so far and express their interest to work together in research, outreach and exchange of experience to further space science development to the country.
The curriculum validation workshop of Entoto observatory and research center has been completed successfully. In the workshop different National and International reviewers were participated and share their rich experiences. These are memorial photo at the closing day.
Entoto Observatory and Research Center (EO) to conduct graduate program validation workshop: The EO's a long time dream is to be changed into practice.
EO has announced that the graduate program validation workshop in Astronomy and Astrophysics, Satellite Science, Geodesy, Remote Sensing and Space Science will take place from 19-20 March 2014 in Churchill International Hotel. Before the workshop the curriculum developed by EO and national expertise has reviewed by national and international reviewers to whether it meets national and international standards of higher education or not. Passing different phases the organizing committee decided to validate the curriculum. It is expected that expertise from abroad, national universities, stake holders, and research institutions representatives will be expected to attend the two days workshop.
The launching of graduate program at EO will make the country one step forward to develop science and technology in Ethiopian.