EVENTS & MEETINGS

23rd September 2021 at 6:30PM (CAT) over Zoom

Professor Steve Longmore, of the Astrophysics Research Institute, at Liverpool John Moores University, UK will describe how they are using astrophysics research techniques to help ecologists protect ecosystems, save critically endangered animal species, and stop peat forest fires that are a major contributor to climate change. Building on technological and software innovations in astronomy, the “Astro-Ecology” team have developed a drone plus thermal infrared imaging system and an associated automated detection and identification pipeline that provides a cost-effective and efficient way to automatically detect animals and peat fires. He will describe the current status of the system and the efforts to enable local communities to run routine monitoring and management of animal populations and peat fires over large and inhospitable areas, and thereby tackle global biodiversity loss and climate change.

Andrew Newsam, Professor of Astronomy Education and Engagement at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) and Head of the UK National Schools' Observatory (NSO) and its Astronomy education accessible to all student in UK & Globally- on 29th April 2021 at 6:30 pm (CAT).

ASB Presentations are held the last Thursday of every month, over Zoom from 6:30 pm until 7:30 pm (unless otherwise stated).  These Presentations are open to all society members and their guests and the public at no cost.

Following these Presentations, the ASB committee meets monthly.

Geraldine & Harold Hester’s Talk 25 March 2021 – an excellent, informative event;  see the Abstract & Bio below…and view and listen to the whole Zoom presentation on this link

Dr. Saran Poshyachinda – the national astronomical research institute of thailand (narit) –  25 february 2021 at 3:30 pm

View the Abstract & Biography of Dr. Suran Poshyachinda’s presentation here. You can view the complete PRESENTATION here.

 

anatomy of black holes live Presentation – 26 November 2020


Dr Moletlanyi Tshipha – Abstract & Biography 

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MARS- Mokolodi Astronomers Reaching for the Stars – 24 july 2020

On the 24th of July, ASB committee members gathered at Mokolodi Nature Reserve to officially open the new astronomical viewing platform (named MARS – Mokolodi Astronomers Reaching for the Stars), a joint project funded by ASB and Mokolodi, and to unveil a commemorative plaque in honour of the Barrow family of Scotland and the Southport Astronomical Society of the U.K. for their donation of a Celestron 127 SLT Maksutov Cassegrain telescope to the Society. The plaque was donated by Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hester, and Professor Mike Bode, both members of the ASB

Meteorite Landing in Botswana -24 july 2020

On the 24th of July, at 18:30, at the request of the Astronomical Society of Botswana, Dr. Fulvio Franchi from BUIST, gave a presentation via ZOOM about the tracking of a meteorite that landed in Botswana in 2018, and how they eventually recovered several pieces of it in the CKGR after many expeditions looking for it. The fragments are still being tested. 

NEUTRON STARS LIVE PRESENTATION – 27 AUGUST 2020 

On the 27th of August, from 18:00 until 20:00, Dr. Jacobus Diener from BIUST will be conducted a live presentation via ZOOM, at the request of the Astronomical Society of Botswana, about neutron stars. 

GEOLOGY OF MARS LIVE PRESENTATION – 24 SEPTEMBER 2020 

Another webinar invitation from ASB, this time the presentation will be held  by Prof Motsoptse Modisi , an Associate Professor at the University of Botswana(UB) .Yet another opportunity for everyone to join in, despite your geographical location.
 
Date: Thursday 24th September 2020

Time: 6pm – 7.30pm

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SKA WEBINAR-BUILDING AN OBSERVATORY TO STUDY THE DAWN OF TIME AND THE ORIGINS OF LIFE – 8 OCTOBER 2020

Professor Phil Diamond will describe the plans to expand the telescopes across Australia and southern Africa, including Botswana, to dramatically increase the capabilities of the SKA Observatory.
 
Date: Thursday 8 October 2020

Time: 5.00pm – 6.30pm

Link to PDF: Abstract & Programme

 

 
 
 

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