Zambia hosts Southern African Regional Office of Astronomy for Development

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) has signed an agreement with the Copperbelt University (CBU) in Zambia to host a Southern African regional node of the IAU Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD). This is the second regional node to be established on the African continent and forms part of the IAU’s decadal strategic plan, which aims to realise the global societal benefits of astronomy.

In this picture taken at the signing ceremony the following people appear (from left): Professor Frank Tailoka (Dean of School of Mathematical and Natural Science, CBU), Kevin Govender (Director, IAU Office of Astronomy for Development), Piero Benvenuti (Assistant General Secretary, International Astronomical Union, over video link), Professor Naison Ngoma (Vice Chancellor of CBU) and Allan Ilunga (Registrar of CBU).

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IAU/M. Mutondo

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