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Event ID:  17126
Contact Name:  Peter Njuguna
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Contact Phone:  +254 720934332
Organization:  Kenya WSWA Coordinator
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Dates:  3rd October 2017 to 9th October 2017
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Type:  School
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Country:  Kenya
State/Province:  Nairobi County
City:  Nairobi
Event Name:  Planetarium and Star Gazing Using Telescope Sessions
Event Description:  World Space Week 2017 in Kenya was organized and funded by Kenya National Commission for Science Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) with participation of 700 High School students from Nairobi School.
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Report on the Results:  The 2017 event entailed two main activities namely planetarium and star gazing using telescope. The two events were however preceded by two keynote lectures on the same day By Dr.-Ing. Faith Karanja from University of Nairobi Department of Geospatial Engineering and Major Andrew Nyawade from Kenya Ministry of Defence. Both focused on space and its practical use to better humankind. Both lectures created an excitement to student on space issues. The Travelling Telescope, led by Astronomer Daniel-Chu Owen, and a team of space science students from The University of Nairobi, coordinated planetarium and star gazing using telescope activity. Students watched videos on astronomy and ISS showing the Auroras that occur on the Northern hemisphere as well as videos on use of Sam Marco in Malindi on the Indian Ocean of Kenya. Space Generation Advisory Council Kenya participated in the event too.
Attendance:  700
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