StarPeople wins two awards!

posted: 487 days ago, on Friday, 2016 Sep 16 at 09:39
tags: astronomy, outreach, StarPeople, ASSA.

At the Astronomical Society of Southern Africa's (ASSA) annual general meeting on 2016 August 17, StarPeople – Ed Foster, Lynnette Foster, and myself – received two awards in recognition of their astronomy outreach efforts. The ASSA Awards Committee (consisting of the ASSA President and two Vice Presidents) issued two Merit Awards, with the citations reading: "for dedicated, innovative and successful outreach initiatives in the Cape Town area which reached at least 8,000 visitors" and "for arranging the highly successful Southern Star Parties, a very effective means of encouraging observation".

Since 2004, StarPeople have been conducting public outreach promoting science and technology, based around the theme of astronomy, including participating in several National Science Weeks. Their current outreach schedule includes monthly events at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, running until 2016 December. In 2016 October, StarPeople will host the 12th Southern Star Party, a gathering of stargazing enthusiasts which includes talks by leading speakers, astronomical observation, and sharing & socializing. Further details may be found on the Southern Star Party homepage.

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