Another great news for the AFIPS today ! The University of Ghana, which is one of the best universities in West Africa, has officially endorsed the AFIPS.
It is a good occasion to invite more African Institutions, Research Centers and Universities to consider an endorsement of this initiative, whereas researchers, lecturers and students are also invited to join this African network of Planetary and Space scientists.
We hope that new collaborations will develop between African Institutions and the University of Ghana, for research and education programs in Planetary and Space Sciences in Africa.
The Louisiana State University – College of Science (LSU) has endorsed the Africa Initiative for Planetary and Space Sciences. This new endorsement by a major University in U.S.A. has been possible thanks to the presentation of the AFIPS by Suniti Karunatillake to the dean, associate dean for research and director of administrative services of LSU, who have “appreciated the opportunity to build exciting new collaborative ventures via the Africa Initiative for Planetary and Space Sciences.”
The EAG (European Association of Geochemistry) and Geochemical Society (GS) have officially announced that they are sponsoring the Africa Initiative for Planetary and Space Sciences in the EAG newsletter.
The broadcast “Atour de la question” by Caroline Lachowsky with Maram KAIRE and David BARATOUX may be listened to again here:
Quelle Astronomie pour le continent (in french) ? – Which Astronomy for the continent ?
The interview took place at the Institut Fondamental d’Afrique Noire Cheikh Anta Diop.
This interview was the occasion to discuss the Africa Initiative for Planetary and Space Sciences, and more generally the on-going efforts of African and international scientists to promote Planetary and Space Sciences in Africa, and the role of this scientific activity on Africa development.
The 27th Colloquium of Africa Geology will be held at the University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal 21st July – 28th July 2018. The Colloquium of African Geology (CAG) is a major biennial meeting organized under the auspices of the Geological Society of Africa (GSAf).
Like in the previous CAG27 meetings, contributions from all fields of geology are welcome. The AFIPS is happy to mention that contributions from Planetary sciences are also welcome and noted as a sub-theme of S01 – Crustal Evolution of Africa value (S01.6 – Africa’s contributions to Planetary sciences). Expected contributions include in particular studies of African impact craters, investigations of planetary analogues in Africa, and research on meteorites.
Deadline for abstract submission: December, 31st, 2017
The development of scientific research in the domain of planetary and space sciences in Africa depends to a large extent on a few individuals who focus their energy to this objective, with passion. The Africa Initiative for Planetary and Space Sciences, which has attracted worldwide attention, is willing to take the occasion to make these men and women more visible, by sharing their experiences on internet.
Today, the spotlight is on Meriem El Yajouri, a young woman from Morocco, passionate about Astronomy and who had the initiative of the SpaceBus operation in Morocco. Meriem has accepted to answer a few questions, and her answers are written down here. We hope that this discussion will be source of encouragement for all young students or research, who are willing to engage in this research area.
The development of scientific research in the domain of planetary and space sciences in Africa depends to a large extent on a few individuals who focus their energy to this objective, with passion. The Africa Initiative for Planetary and Space Sciences, which has attracted worldwide attention, is willing to take the occasion to make this men and women more visible, by sharing their experiences on internet.
Today, the spotlight is on Mayssa El yazidi, a young woman from Tunisia, passionate about Astronomy and Mars. Mayssa has accepted to answer to a few questions, and her answers are written down here. We hope that this discussion will be source of encouragement for all young students or research, who are willing to engage in this research area.
Le développement de la recherche scientifique dans le domaine des sciences des Planètes et de l’Espace en Afrique repose en grande partie sur quelques individus qui consacrent leur vie à atteindre cet objectif, avec passion. L’Initiative Africaine pour les Sciences des Planètes et de l’Espace, qui a suscité un intérêt international, souhaite donner à ces hommes et ces femmes l’occasion de devenir plus visibles en partageant leurs expériences sur le site web de cette initiative.
Nous donnons la parole aujourd’hui à Meriem El Yajouri, une jeune femme Marocaine, passionnée par l’Astronomie et qui est à l’origine de l’opération SpaceBus au Maroc. Meriem a accepté de participer à cette série de portraits en répondant à quelques questions, retranscrites ici. Nous espérons que cet échange sera source d’encouragement et d’inspiration pour tous les jeunes qui se passionnent pour les recherches dans ce domaine.
The Africa Initiative for Planetary and Space Science is a partner of the project of a dark sky reserve for the limiting light pollution in the region of the Oukaimeden observatory.
The project, led by Prof. Zouhair Benkhaldoun, and entitled “The International Research of dark sky of the National Park of the Toubkal (Atlas Dark Sky) has now been pre-selected to the call “for Socially Responsible projects” of the University Cadi Ayyad. The final proposal shall be submitted by the end of the year (31/12/2017). Continue reading “A reserve of dark sky of the Oukaimeden observatory in Morocco”→