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The DST handover of mobile labs in Sutherland 16 February 2017

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) donated two mobile laboratories to Roggeveld Primary School and Sutherland High School, that will provide hands-on activities and experiences to learners who never had access to such facilities before. The labs are equipped with science apparatus and chemicals to enable teachers and learners to conduct prescribed school experiments.

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Solar eclipse viewing on 1 September 2016

Our outreach team participated in the solar eclipse viewing at different locations. Some of us were at Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), Roggeveld Intemediate and Sutherland High school while others were in Limpopo for teacher workshops, an event that was complemented by the partial solar eclipse event.

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Sutherland Careers Expo from 27 June till 1 July 2016

The SA Astronomical Observatory hosted its first science careers expo at the Sutherland Church Hall at the beginning of the June school holidays – Monday, June 27 till Friday, July 1. Present were the following institutions, some showcasing different careers, while others offered scientific demonstration like,  iThemba Labs, University of South Africa (UNISA), South African […]

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Phakama High Science Day – 28th May 2014

Buzani, Thembela and Christian visited Phakama High for presentations and exhibits to 206 learners, grades 10 to 12

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Stargazing at Vuyani Primary in Gugulethu

Stargazing and a talk at Vuyani Primary for 100 learners, grades 4 to 6 The following staff attended: Thembela Cedric Buzani Sivuyile Christian Nimrod Blaise Clemence (UCT) Andreas (Wits)

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Beaumont Primary School, 10th & 11th September

Beaumont Primary visit SAAO over a 3 day period.  They were presented with a presentation by Mr Willie Koorts and telescope workshops by Mr Cedric Jacobs. Breakdown of stats as follows: 10th September – 53 grade 7 learners 11th September – 50 grade 7 learners 17th September – 46 grade 7 learners TOTAL of 149 […]

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Ebenhaeser Primary, 7th September 2013

  40 learners, grades 6 to 12 visited Sutherland for a day and night tour by Karel Klein

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CPUT – Education, 2nd September 2013

  25 students visited SAAO Sutherland for a Day and Night Tour by Mr Karel Klein

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Square Hill Primary, 13th & 14th August 2013

  137 grade 7 learners visited SAAO for a Solar System presentation, Cosmic Collision DVD and Telescope Workshop Breakdown as follows: 13th August – 69 learners (34 male/35 female) 14th August – 68 learners (28 male / 40 female)

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International School, Hout Bay – 7th August

27 Grade 2 learners visited SAAO and were presented with a Solar System and Binocular workshop, as well as the EU-Unawe stories DVD and Stellarium presentation by Cedric Jacobs

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