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Join SANSA for World Space Week to Celebrate Women in Space

Join SANSA for World Space Week to Celebrate Women in Space

SANSA Hermanus

Join SANSA for World Space Week to Celebrate Women in Space

The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) invites you to join us in recognising local space achievements during World Space Week from 4 - 10 October 2021.

World Space Week is an international celebration of Space science and technology and its contribution to the improvement of human lives. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Women in Space”. SANSA will host several activities during Space Week to highlight the important contribution of South African women to the local space sector.

A webinar series exploring exciting topics daily, featuring the women at SANSA and their pioneering work, will run from Monday 4 to Friday 8 October. The webinars will be live at 14h00 daily during the week and each will feature the diverse and passionate women who are pursuing careers in space.

If you would like to stand the chance to win a goody bag of SANSA merchandise then join in for all five webinars and answer the question posted at the end of each webinar. Send all five answers to dfouche@sansa.org.za by 17h00 on 8 October 2021 with your full name and contact number to stand a chance to win the space goody bag.

SANSA is also re-opening its very popular public tours at the Hermanus Facility and tours are planned daily during 5- 7 October at 11h00. These tours are free of charge and recommended for everyone interested in the work we do at a Space Agency. Please book your spot in advance as tours are limited to 15 people per tour. To book, send an email to events@sansa.org.za.

Several young women in grade 11 and 12 from schools in Hermanus will also be given an opportunity to spend a day at SANSA and learn about the work being done at the Hermanus facility. SANSA is mandated with growing the knowledge economy and offers several programmes through science engagement, aimed at inspiring the youth to take up Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) subjects. We understand the importance of encouraging more young women to pursue science and engineering fields.

 
World Space Week Webinar Programme:

Monday, 4 October

“Space Solutions from Hermanus” by Dr Lee-Anne McKinnell, SANSA Managing Director

Register here.

Tuesday, 5 October

Meet the Space Weather Forecasters: Forecasting Space Weather to Protect Technology

Register here.

Wednesday, 6 October

Making Research Count by Dr Rendani Nndanganeni and Dr Tshimangadzo Matamba

Register here.

Thursday, 7 October

All things data: Data Stewardship, Interpretation and Dissemination for Science Advancement

Register here.

Friday 8, October

From Classroom to Boardroom: Using Space to Inspire Science Career Choices

Register here.

For more information, contact SANSA Hermanus.

Join SANSA for World Space Week to Celebrate Women in Space

SANSA Hermanus

The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) in Hermanus leads SANSA’s, Space Science Programme. SANSA forms an integral part of the worldwide network of magnetic observatories and assists in monitoring the near-Earth space environment. Additionally, SANSA also provides vital information on spa...

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