About Us

The Astronomical Society of Botswana (ASB) was founded in 2018 with the aim to inspire professionals, researchers, educators, students and amateur astronomers to look up and wonder about our place in the universe, and about what the universe can teach and tell us. The society seeks to disseminate and share knowledge on the Astronomy domain and excite youngsters and everybody into Astronomy in Botswana.  The Society is led by Prof Mike Bode and comprises  of 11 members who are responsible for different roles to manage, direct and run the society.

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                                                                                     Objectives of the Society

    • To act as a focal point for the many citizens who are interested in Astronomy, and wish to become more knowledgeable, where they will be able to interact with like-minded individuals and learn more about the subject

    • To stimulate a wider interest in, and awareness of, Astronomy nationally, capitalising on the magnificent skies that Botswana possesses and the future projects in which it will be involved 

    • To reach out to schools across the country and use the inherent fascination with the subject in our young people to stimulate their interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics as a whole

     Astronomical Society of Botswana exists to: 

    • Connect scientists, educators, amateur astronomers and the public.
    • Education & public outreach professionals through our national meetings and collaborations
    • Strengthen our organizational foundation based on an agile, integrated and multi-faceted approach to science education and public outreach.
    • Serve Public audiences through our resources, outreach programs and memberships.

     

                                                                               Associations & Affiliated Members

    We are seeking active partners to affiliate with in the region and Internationally. Our strategy is to affiliate with any Astronomical Society to forge long lasting relationships that bear fruits in a not so distant future.

    Some of the Astronomical societies we have affiliated with are:

    1.  Birdlife Botswana 
    2.  Royal Astronomy Society https://www.ras.org.uk/
    3. Astronomical Society of the Western Cape Mafikeng

     

    To Contact Us: 

    Tel: +267 3922255

    Mobile: (+267) 75981257 or 71903623

    Postal Address: P O Box 403286, Gaborone, Botswana

    Email: badisamosne@gmail.com or j.david.slater@gmail.com

    Physical Address: Plot 4725, Maruapula Way , Gaborone, Botswana

    http://www.maruapula.org/contact/