SARAO collaborates with SAAO during National Science Week

The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO), in collaboration with the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO), is celebrating the annual National Science Week through a road show in the Northern Cape this week.

National Science Week (NSW), held nationwide from 1 to 6 August 2022, is held under the theme Celebrating the role of basic sciences in the modern world and is aimed at exhibiting and communicating awareness in science.

NSW is an initiative of the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), a countrywide celebration of science connecting various stakeholders and role players conducting science-based activities during the week, an annual celebration of the role and value of science and technology in people’s daily lives.

The SARAO Science Engagement team is visiting the towns of Williston, Van Wyksvlei, Brandvlei and Carnarvon this week, engaging with learners in a range of activities including career opportunities, the Square Kilometre Array, a rocket launching competition and night-time sky viewing.

Dr Anton Binneman, SARAO Communications and Science Engagement Manager, interacts with learners during National Science Week.

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