Saturday, 31 July 2010

Sterrekundiges verheug oor deurbraak vir SA


 Photo Caption : Prof Albert van Jaarsveld, President of the NRF (left)
and Dr Ian Corbett, General Secretary of the IAU.

Die Burger - Media 24


Kaapstad - Die wêreld se heel eerste ontwikkelingskantoor van die Internasionale Astronomiese Unie (IAU), wat aan Suid-Afrika toegeken is, kom Moederstad toe.
Dit sal by die Suid-Afrikaanse Sterrewag in Observatory in Kaapstad gehuisves word.
Dr. Ian Corbett, algemene sekretaris van die IAU, en dr. Albert van Jaarsveld, president van die Nasionale Navorsingstigting, het gister die ooreenkoms in Pretoria onderteken.
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South Africa wins the bid to host the prestigious international Office for Astronomy Development

Category: SAAO Press Releases
By: Kevin Govender & Patricia Whitelock

South Africa has been selected by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) to host the prestigious IAU Office for Astronomy Development (OAD). The awarding of the bid to South Africa by the 88th meeting of the IAU, on Thursday, 13 May 2010 in Baltimore, USA, follows a process where 20 proposals were submitted by different countries and were evaluated by the IAU over several months.

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