Brief History of the African Astronomical Society

Sep 6, 2012 at 20:09 in Uncategorized by admin · Leave a Comment »

The call for a Pan-African professional society of astronomers goes back several years.  In 2008 both Peter Martinez  (South Africa) and Pius Okeke (Nigeria) published articles on ways to develop astronomy in Africa, the latter specifically calling for the formation of a Pan-African African Astronomical Society.

Regional professional astronomical societies had been formed in both West Africa and East Africa.  Colleagues in North Africa also have organized professional astronomy organizations, and  the history of   [read more →]

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