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Astrophysics in Burkina Faso, Africa

from The International Academic Research Journal

On the African continent, most of the activities in astronomy are found in South Africa where full training in astrophysics is given in a few universities and where most of the professional astronomers and research instruments can be found. In 2007, a full program (undergraduate and graduate) in astrophysics was started at the University of Ouagadougou. An observatory for teaching purposes was also built. In October 2009, the 1m Marly telescope from La Silla, Chile, was moved to Mount Djaogari in Burkina Faso, Africa, where it will be a full research telescope. First light will be in early 2012. more


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