Saturday, 15 October 2022

09:00 – 10:30 Session 1: ASSA, DSI and AfAS
09:00 Takalani Nemaungani Opening address
09:20 Petri Vaisanen Welcome from SAAO Director
09:40 Daniel Cunnama ASSA beyond 100 years
10:00 Charles Takalana The African Astronomical Society (AfAS): the voice of astronomy in Africa
10:30 – 11:00 Tea Break
11:00 Tim Cooper (via Zoom) From Vesta to the Kalahari, on the trail of the Motopi Pan meteorite
11:20 Peter Morris A Stargazer’s adventures with the ASSA Top 100 List of Objects in the Southern Sky
11:40 Sivuyile Manxoyi The SALT Collateral Benefits Programme
12:00 Dawid Van Jaarsveldt History in the making: Boyden Observatory museum.
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 Auke Slotegraaf (via Zoom) Past and future astronomical handbooks
13:50 Chris De Coning How technology influenced the Astronomical Society of Southern Africa
14:10 Okoth Vincent (via Zoom) Classification Of Synthetic Gravitational Wave Data With Different Machine Learning Algorithms
14:30 Matie Hoffman The Connected Planetarium
14:50 – 15:30 Tea Break
15:30 – 16:30 Discussion: Towards the IAU General Assembly 2024
18:00 Symposium Dinner at the SAAO Auditorium
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