Education & Training

Objective: Provide advice & training about matters relating to astronomical heritage.

Teaching theory and practical skills, in the context of astronomical heritage, cover a range of topics including institutional heritage, document archiving, care for old telescopes, digitization of valuable documents & objects, the training of astro-tourism guides, liason with universities, self-study online courses, and assisting other archives with inventory & metadata gathering.

Attendees at the two-day training workshop (paper conservation, archiving, digitization, and digital preservation) held at the SAAO in Cape Town (2019 February).

Completed projects

  1. Practical Astronomy Outreach: A Two-day Workshop [SAAO010DC617S]
  2. Archiving and Digitization Training: A Two-day Workshop
Sky guiding with a green laser, during the astronomy outreach training in Sutherland (2017 April).

Pilot study completed. Funding needed.

  1. Heritage Day Celebrations
  2. International Monuments Day Celebration
  3. Astronomy and Astronomical Heritage For Beginners workshop (Project leader: Auke Slotegraaf)

Collaborators and project partners are warmly invited to contact the Centre if they are interested in working together on these projects.

Protecting South Africa’s astronomical heritage

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