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New Publication

Cherryl Walker & Davide Chinigò (2018), 'Disassembling the Square Kilometre Array: astronomy and development in South Africa', Third World Quarterly, DOI: 10.1080/01436597.2018.1447374

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SAAO history symposium 7-8 March 2018

Cherryl Walker, Davide Chinigò and Zuki Zantsi are attending the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) symposium on the history of astronomy in South Africa which is being held at the Observatory in Cape Town.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO SUNÉ BUTLER

Suné Butler has been awarded a distinction for her MA thesis, ‘Knowledge relativity: Carnarvon residents’ and SKA personnel’s conceptions of the SKA’s scientific and development endeavours’. The thesis will be available on our website shortly.

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Writers’ Workshop, 22 – 23 Feb 2018

We will be hosting a 2-day workshop for authors to discuss their draft papers for a forthcoming journal issue on the theme, 'Karoo Futures? Global Science, Astronomy and the Square Kilometre Array (SKA)’

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Writers Workshop in Prince Albert

Cherryl Walker attended a writers workshop for the AJRFS special issue on the socio-ecological change in the Karoo, Prince Albert, 5-6 December.

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Postgraduate mini conference at STIAS

The Cosmopolitan Karoo students presented their research at a postgraduate conference which was co-hosted with PLAAS (UWC) at STIAS, 22-23 November.

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Sutherland survey: Enumerator training course to be held for local Sutherland fieldworkers

We will be running an enumerator training course for our local Sutherland fieldworkers from 31 Oct to 3 Nov ahead of the actual household survey in the town from 6 – 10 November.

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Congratulations to Professor Cherryl Walker

Cherryl Walker was one of 41 new members of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) who were inaugurated at the annual Awards Ceremony held on the 11th of October 2017.

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Congratulations to our PhD student Renelle Terblanche

Renelle Terblanche won 1st prize in the ‘speed presentation' category for student presentations at the Southern African Wildlife Management Association (SAWMA) 2017 conference, 'Wildlife Management in the Face of Global Change’.

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Bernie Fanaroff Public Lecture

27 September 2017:  Bernie Fanaroff (former director of the Square Kilometre Array Telescope, South Africa) public lecture, on ‘Science, the SKA and Big Data: Can Africa lead?’, co-hosted with STIAS.
The lecture will be held in the JS Gericke Library auditorium from 13:00-14:00 with further discussion till 14:30.

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