As one of the events surrounding the dedication of the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT), the Astronomical Society of Southern Africa is organizing a symposium on the history of astronomy in Africa, 8-9 November 2005, in Cape Town.
The symposium will cover all aspects and periods of astronomy in Africa, including ancient Egyptian astronomy, archaeoastronomy and ethnoastronomy, medieval Islamic astronomy, European scientific expeditions, colonial astronomy, and modern astronomical and astrophysical research in Africa.
More information is available at the symposium web site (web address shown below).
Those interested in participating in the symposium should contact:
Dr. Ian S. Glass, South African Astronomical Observatory, PO Box 9, Observatory 7935, South Africa. Phone: (27) (21) 460-9327 or 447-0025, FAX: (27) (21) 447-3639 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit the website at http://www.saao.ac.za/assa/aahs
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