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Highlights for National Science Week Activities 2014

Highlights for National Science Week Activities 2014

National Science Week 2014 Activities highlights

Huntsman

Huntsman

The discarded husk of an African Huntsman Spider. The photo by John Hobson won second prize in the 2009 Science Close –up Category of the SA Science Lens competition. The 2013 competition will...

The storm of the eye

The storm of the eye

SA Science Lens - the storm of the eye - Lourens Uitenweerde's winning entry in the in the Science As Art category of the SA Science Lens competition is a digitally manipulated close-up image of...

Gold Galore

Gold Galore

SA Science Lens - gold galore - André Botha of Pretoria's winning entry in the Science As Art category of the SA Science Lens competition shows golden islands on a carbon substrate.      

Two worms take a swim

Two worms take a swim

 SA Science Lens - two worms take a swim - Claire Hoving's winning entry in the Science Close-up category of the SA Science Lens Competition. It shows two gravid female nematode worms...

Physics can be phun!

Physics can be phun!

Learning about physics the fun way at the Johannesburg Observatory. For more information on school visits, contact Mavis at 011 551 5940.  

Forensic science laboratory

Forensic science laboratory

  Learners experimenting in the  forensic science laboratory at SAASTA'S Johannesburg Observatory. For more information on school visits, contact Mavis at 011 551 5940.

Stimulating young minds

Stimulating young minds

Learners participating in activities at Sci-Bono Discovery Centre during National Science Week. National Science Week is an annual country-wide celebration of science, funded by the Department of...

  • Highlights for National Science Week Activities 2014
  • Huntsman
  • The storm of the eye
  • Gold Galore
  • Two worms take a swim
  • Physics can be phun!
  • Forensic science laboratory
  • Stimulating young minds

NRF Advancement News

Astro/Space/
Geosciences

Biodiversity/
Conservation

Astronomy stars 

Nuclear Sciences

EU Universe Awareness South Africa

 

SAASTA ANNOUNCEMENTS

SAASTA wins award at Sasol Techno X

SAASTA won an award for the best lecture at SASOL Techno X 2014. The award was presented to Happy Vilakazi of SAASTA at the exhibitors’ function on Thursday, 14 August in Sasolburg, in recognition of his excellent presentations in the SAASTA mobile planetarium.

Invitations and Calls for Proposals

 From time to time SAASTA invites organisations to respond to calls for proposal or interest. These calls can be for a variety of products or services. Click here to view the current calls.

 

 

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