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African Astronomical Society debuts in Cape Town, South Africa

from Physics World

The first astronomical society encompassing all of Africa has been formally launched at a meeting of the International Astronomical Union in Cape Town, South Africa. The African Astronomical Society debuted at the 2nd Middle East-Africa Regional IAU Meeting on April 14. Professor Pius Okeke of Nigeria was elected the first permanent president of the society. The aims of the AfAS are to organize and connect a community of astronomers, and to develop resources for astronomy and astrophysics throughout Africa. more

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