Basic Training Updates 2019-20

Published: 9 March

Eleven Malagasy students from the Universite d’Antananarivo and the Ecole Normale Superior recently completed their Unit 1 training at the Institut et Observatorie de Geophysique d’Antananarivo (IOGA). The event was organised by IOGA, led by the Director Professor Solofoarisoa Rakotoniania and expertly supported by Mrs Mirana Rokotoarisoa...read more

Published: 6 February

Ten Zambian students with interests in physics and astronomy recently completed their unit 1 training at the University of Zambia in Lusaka. The training event was organised by the Faculty of Natural Sciences at UNZA, under the guidance of Dr Habatwa Mweene. Prof Mark Birkinshaw from the University of Bristol provided lectures... read more

Published: 19 November

Eleven students attended the unit 1 training in TUK Nairobi from 3 November to 15 November 2019. To suit their  differing backgrounds the course struck a balance between the essentials of astrophysics and an introduction to radio astronomy concepts. The former was backed up with participatory workshops on galaxy classifications in the “nearby” and “distant” universe and a determination of the rotation curve of the Milky Way... read more

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