SAASTASouth African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement
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This includes the 7th PCST International Conference on Science Communication in Cape Town, South Africa (4-6 December 2002) and the African Science Communication Forum and SAASTA Conference.
The President and some members of the Pretoria Centre attended a function at the SAASTA offices in Pretoria on 26 May 2011, where the Director, Kevin Govender, introduced the Office.
Andrie van der Linde of Eridanus Optics also supported the SSP, as did the Soutpansberg Astronomy Club, SAASTA, and the SAAO.
SAASTA is to be thanked for again giving substantial support to the event, especially in supplying transport for the many schoolchildren who attend.
Producing ScopeX involves engaging a host of participants: amateur and professional astronomers, the academe, commerce & industry, Government in the form of DST and SAASTA, NGOs and more.
Unraveling the Mystery of the Great Attractor" at the 3-day event organized by SAASTA in October at the IThemba Labs directed at women science students on "Celebrating Women in Science".
Francois Nortje, who worked out the learner's schedule, writes: "SAASTA's sponsorship made it possible for 280 learners to attend ScopeX 2009.
Again the event was generously supported by SAASTA (South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement) and the Director of Science Awareness, Mr Shadrack Mkansi, presented the prizes for best photographs and for the best telescopes.
This IYA2009 outreach initiative, in collaboration with the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST), attended the Letaba Show.
Smits gave a talk on astronomy to 22 learners at a school in Johannesburg and showed his slides of SANAE 20 to visitors to SAASTA on the winter solstice.
A telescope and posters, sponsored by SAASTA, were set up on the busy, highly-visible street comer and visitors were directed to four other telescopes, somewhat more in the dark behind a row of trees.