Outcomes of the 4th Ministerial Meeting of the SKA African partner countries
Roscosmos satellite laser and radio ranging system inaugurated
Pioneering research and data management in Africa
Students complete AVN training
SKA SA participates in Expo 2017 in Kazakhstan
Staff members present at Engineering Meeting
Big Data project launched in Ghana
2017 Jansky Lectureship Awarded to Bernie Fanaroff
AR 1.5 presented to Minister of Science and Technology
Career Awareness Day in Mamelodi
SKA SA hosts SA’s 2016 top matriculants
IAU and SKA SA promote science communication
ASSET Mathematics and Science Holiday Programme
Schools outreach in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN)
SARAO News #01 2017
The Square Kilometre Array conducted an outreach activity at the Siyamukela High School and the ArcelorMittal Science Centre in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal on 22 May 2017, and participated in the Zululand Festival (Zulfest) from 24 to 27 May 2017.
SKA was represented by were Namhla Mabombo, a Junior Systems Engineer in the Digital Backend Unit, and Nkululeko Qwabe, a Software Engineer in the AVN unit, both based in the Cape Town office.
The team gave a presentation to two different groups of science learners at Siyamukela High. The content of the presentation included an overview of the SKA project, the career journey of the SKA representatives, different careers that exist at SKA and career opportunities. The learners received the presentation positively, and the educators were very grateful to have SKA talking to the learners about fields that some of them did not know that they even existed.
After the presentations at Siyamukela High School, the team headed to the ArcelorMittal Science Centre. The team also conducted workshops to learners from at Sipheni Primary School, Mbalenhle Primary School, Bethamoya High School and Ikhwezi High School in Newcastle.
From 24 to 26 May 2017, the team held exhibitions and more workshops with different schools at the University of Zululand Science Centre in Richards Bay, as part of the Zululand Festival. On 27 May 2017 an exhibition was held at the Boardwalk Mall in Richards Bay where the target audience was members of the public.
Namhla Mabombo, a Junior Systems Engineer in the SKA SA Digital Backend team interacting with learners at the Zululand festival.
Nkululeko Qwabe, a Software Engineer in the SKA SA AVN team with learners at the Zululand Festival.
Last Updated on September 7, 2017