National Science Week 2014

NSW 

The SANSA Science Advancement teams have been extremely active this week around the country in celebration of National Science Week (NSW). It is an annual week-long event aimed at celebrating the role that science, mathematics, engineering and technology play in everyday life and encouraging more young people to follow careers in these fields.

 Overview of engagements

 Visit our Open Day on Saturday!

 

 open day aug2014

 

2014 DST Budget allocation

Minister Pandor and Deputy Minister KAMAGWAZA-MSIBI engaging with the SANSA leadership team during the Budget vote exhibition

 

For more information on the committment to our science and technology landscape in South Africa, please read the speech by Minister Naledi pandor during Budget Vote.

http://www.dst.gov.za/index.php/media-room/media-room-speeches/minister/1010-address-by-the-minister-of-science-and-technology-naledi-pandor-mp-on-the-occasion-of-the-science-and-technology-budget-vote-22-july-2014

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Events

18 July

Mandela Day. On the first Mandela Day since the passing of Nelson Mandela, SANSA teams will do their 67 minutes for humanity in their own communities. Join us by helping someone in need near you, or joining one of the many activities hosted across South Africa in honour of Madiba.

02 – 08 August

National Science week

09 August

Open day, Hermanus. The SANSA Space Science facility is a hub for space science research and is host to the only space weather centre in Africa. Join the SANSA team on their open day between 09h00 and 13h00 for tours, fascinating presentations and loads of fun science activities for kids.

For schools:

The SANSA directorates in Hartebeesthoek and Hermanus host exciting tours for schools at their facility.Booking is essential, so book your space now. Contact the team to find out what is on offer for your science students, and who knows, the next satellite engineer or controller could be one of your learners!

For information about SANSA events, to get involved with school programmes or to make bookings, please call 012 844 0500, or email the team on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Bringing outer space home

There are many ways in which the ordinary South African can stay in touch with space events and missions. Take a look at the list of apps, websites and Twitter handles below to stay in touch with South African and global space events!

Download the app:

ISS Detector: This app alerts you whenever the International Space Station is visible from your location. http://www.issdetector.com/

Earth-Now: A NASA app which allows you to tap into the latest data about air temperature, corbon dioxide and monoxide levels, gravity and sea level variations and water vapour levels on Earth in a 3D display. http://www.nasa.gov/content/earth-right-now

Star Walk Astronomy: An interactive guide for stargazers to discover stars in constellations, as well as planets. Users move their device over the night sky to find specific points of interest, read a brief explanation, and use the Time Machine function to see how the night sky has changed over time. http://vitotechnology.com/star-walk.html

 

Stay up to date:

SANSA: The South African National Space Agency website will keep you up to date with local space experiments, missions and studies. Go to http www.sansa.org.za

EarthSky: EarthSky is a science news site with a focus on space news. Read about the latest international space news, download stunning images and discover science you never knew existed. Go to: www.earthsky.org

 

Follow them on Twitter:

SANSA The South African National Space Agency @SANSA7

Neil deGrasse Tyson Astrophysicist and author @neiltyson

Chris Hadfield An astronaut that lived on the ISS @Cmdr_Hadfield

Bill Nye The Science Guy! @TheScienceGuy

Joanne Manaster Read Science! Host and writer @ScienceGoddess

Science Daily Breaking news about the latest discoveries. @ScienceDaily

NASA @NASA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bringing outer space home (2)

There are many ways in which the ordinary South African can stay in touch with space events and missions. Take a look at the list of apps, websites and Twitter handles below to stay in touch with South African and global space events!

 

Download the app:

ISS Detector: This app alerts you whenever the International Space Station is visible from your location. http://www.issdetector.com/

Earth-Now: A NASA app which allows you to tap into the latest data about air temperature, corbon dioxide and monoxide levels, gravity and sea level variations and water vapour levels on Earth in a 3D display. http://www.nasa.gov/content/earth-right-now

Star Walk Astronomy: An interactive guide for stargazers to discover stars in constellations, as well as planets. Users move their device over the night sky to find specific points of interest, read a brief explanation, and use the Time Machine function to see how the night sky has changed over time. http://vitotechnology.com/star-walk.html

 

 

 

Stay up to date:

SANSA: The South African National Space Agency website will keep you up to date with local space experiments, missions and studies. Go to http www.sansa.org.za

EarthSky: EarthSky is a science news site with a focus on space news. Read about the latest international space news, download stunning images and discover science you never knew existed. Go to: www.earthsky.org

 

 

 

Follow them on Twitter:

SANSA The South African National Space Agency @SANSA7

Neil deGrasse Tyson Astrophysicist and author @neiltyson

Chris Hadfield An astronaut that lived on the ISS @Cmdr_Hadfield

Bill Nye The Science Guy! @TheScienceGuy

Joanne Manaster Read Science! Host and writer @ScienceGoddess

Science Daily Breaking news about the latest discoveries. @ScienceDaily

NASA @NASA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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