The society seeks to disseminate and share knowledge in the Astronomy domain in an effort to excite youngsters and interest all into learning about and participating in astronomy in Botswana. The Society is led by our Chairman, Prof. Motsoptse Modisi , our Vice Chairman and our only professional Astronomer, Prof. Mike Bode, our secretary, Mr. Gihan Ilangakoon and our treasurer, Mr. Bongi Radipati. There are six other committee members including Dr. Moletlanyi Tshipa, Ms. Molly Kgobathe, Mr. Harold Hester, Ms. Anandhi Lakshiminaryanan, Ms. Matlhogonolo Thomas and Ms. Boitumelo Sekhute Batungamile. We currently have a total individual membership of 40 with 4 corporate members including Maru-a-Pula School, Westwood International School, Livingstone Kolobeng College & Legae Academy. These numbers will continue to grow as we do our best to attract more members– see our Membership Page and you are welcome to download the ASB Brochure.
A Membership Application Form can also be downloaded from our Membership page.
COMMITTEE OF THE ASB
FOR THE PERIOD 2020-2021
CHAIRPERSON – Prof. Motsoptse Modisi
VICE CHAIRPERSON – Prof. Michael Bode
SECRETARY – Gihan Ilangakoon
VICE SECRETARY – Molly Kgobathe
TREASURER – Bongi Radipati
COMMITTEE MEMBER 1- Harold Hester
COMMITTEE MEMBER 2 – Matlhogonolo Thomas
COMMITTEE MEMBER 3 – Boitumelo Sekhute-Batungamile
COMMITTEE MEMBER 4 – Anandhi Lakshminarayan
COMMITTE MEMBER 5 – Dr. Moletlanyi Tshipa
REPRESENTATIVES VOTED IN
Corporate Liaison Officer – Patricia Tomlinson
SAROAD Representative – Tebogo Mogaleemang
Objectives of the Society
Astronomical Society of Botswana exists to:
Associations & Affiliated Organisations
We are seeking active partners to affiliate with in the region and Internationally. Our strategy is to affiliate, associate, collaborate and cooperate with any astronomical Society, educational institution or scientific organization involved with astronomy and the promotion of STEM at large. We hope to forge long lasting relationships with our affiliates that will bear fruit in the not so distant future.
Links to some of these Institutions, Associations, Government Ministries and Parastatals, and NGO’s are provided below: