Astronomy is not new in Africa as early astronomical observations were carried out by early Africans. It is worth noting that Africa is home to the largest collection of stone calendars in the world, all scattered throughout every corner of the continent. A recent discovery shows that the world’s oldest known astronomical stone circle, believed… Read More Some Significant Developments Africa is Making in Space Science and Astronomy.
“When Europeans first came to Africa, they considered the architecture very disorganized and thus primitive. It never occurred to them that the Africans might have been using a form of mathematics that they hadn’t even discovered yet.” Africa has the world’s oldest record of human technological achievement: the oldest stone tools in the world and… Read More How Africa Led the World in Science and Technology
The Universe is a vast, mysterious place, encompassing everything we’ve ever known, observed or could ever hope to come into contact with. For millennia, a look up at the sky — our window into the cosmos beyond our world — was met with wonder, awe, and a fascination with the unknown. Thanks to all the… Read More 5 Science Myths You Need to Ponder About
They may be teenagers, but 17-year-old Brittany Bull and 16-year-old Sesam Mngqengqiswa have grand ambitions — to launch Africa’s first private satellite into space. They are part of a team of high school girls from Cape Town, South Africa, who have designed and built payloads for a satellite that will orbit over the earth’s poles… Read More Teenage Girls in South Africa Have Designed Africa’s First Private Space Satellite
Nigeria has announced plans to send an astronaut into space by 2030, as part of its drive to develop a world-class space industry. Sounds like a joke, right? I hope not. This is a Herculean task for Nigeria considering a lot of factors from politics to economy. But Nigeria got a record in space industry… Read More Nigeria’s Plans to Send an Astronaut to Space by 2030 is Good for the Nation