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Basic Training Updates 2017-18

Published 21 September 2018

The first DARA Unit 4 Basic Training Workshop at Mozambique was held at Eduardo Mondlane University (EMU), in Maputo, from June 18, 2018 to June 29, 2018. Dalmiro Maia from the University of Porto in Portugal, and Sarrvesh Sridhar from ASTRON in the Netherlands, taught the fundamentals of Radio-astronomy... read more

Published 21 September 2018

In May/June 2018, DARA students from Botswana and Namibia convened at the Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST) in Palapye, Botswana, to embark on their fourth and final unit as DARA programme students. For two weeks, they studied the details of radio interferometry and, importantly, how put this knowledge into practice. Jan Forbrich (University of Hertfordshire) and Nick Wrigley (University of Manchester) served as trainers for this class.... read more

Published 4 July 2018

In June 2018, ten physics graduate students from the University of Antananarivo attended the DARA unit 4 training at the Institute and Observatory of Geophysics of Antananarivo. The course was delivered by Dr Zara Randriamanakoto from the University of Cape Town, South Africa and Dr Wendy Williams from the University of Hertfordshire, UK... read more

Published 20 March 2018

The last CHPC Computer training for DARA's  2017/18 programme was hosted by HartRAO from 26 January to 02 February 2018. This was for the cohort of students from Zambia, Botswana and Namibia.  The course syllabus presented is the same as delivered in the other AVN countries... read more

Published 16 March 2018

In January 2018, students from Botswana and Namibia attended unit 1 training in Windhoek. The participants of the two weeks training programme were graduates and postgraduate students in physics, electronics engineering, and computer science. The course comprised of lectures in the... read more

Published 27 February 2018

The third CHPC – DARA computer training was hosted by University of Antananarivo in Madagascar from 12 to 16 February 2018. The event was attended by DARA Students enrolled for masters and doctoral studies in field of Astrophysics, Geophysics and Chemistry at University of Antananarivo... read more

Published 11 January 2018

Twelve students with backgrounds in mathematics, engineering and physics recently completed their Unit 1 training in Zambia and the University of Zambia in Lusaka. The event was organised by the Faculty of Natural Sciences at UNZA, expertly led by the Dean of the Faculty, Dr Mweene... read more

Published 3 January 2018

Twelve students and one TUK staff member attended the Unit 1 training in TUK Nairobi from 20 November to 1 December 2017. To suit their differing backgrounds the course struck a balance between the essentials of astrophysics and an introduction to radio astronomy concepts. The latter was... read more

Published 11 December 2017

Twelve students with physics and mathematics background were selected to participate in the DARA Basic Training Programme last November at the Institute and Observatory of Geophysics in Antananarivo (IOGA), Madagascar. Prof Gérard Rambolamanana, the director... read more

Published 13 November 2017

The CHPC introduced a full week of computer training as part of the DARA training program. This unit, is similar to CHPC Introductory programming school running on an annual basis in South Africa. The first training took place at the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (UEM), Maputo... read more

Published: 3 November 2017

Unit 1 of DARA programme was presented in Maputo, Mozambique, by Professor Donald Kurtz of the University of Central Lancashire over two weeks in October 2017. This section of Unit 1 provided an introductory astrophysics course to 12 students, who included six Universidade... read more

Basic Training 2017-18 Starts

Published: 24 October 2017

The basic training programme is now in its third year and we would like to welcome our 2017-18 students to the programme.  Eduardo Mondlane University in Mozambique has successfully hosted its first unit 1 course.  Unit 1 courses in Kenya, Zambia and Madagascar will take place during November, and in Botswana/Namibia during January.

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