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Astro News July 2024

  • 28 June 2024

Some interesting information about the night sky during July 2024.

Photos from over the years of our building

  • 19 June 2024

110 Robert Mugabe Ave, Windhoek

The Namibia Scientific Society shares its educational mandate

  • 14 June 2024

Annual Diplomatic International Food & Craft Bazaar

Extensive book collection donated to the Namibia Scientific Society

  • 12 June 2024

Pieter Mostert generously donated a comprehensive collection of books

Astro News June 2024

  • 29 May 2024

Some interesting information about the night sky during June 2024.

Closing of the Namibia Scientific Society

  • 8 May 2024

from 9 May to 12 May 2024

Astro News May 2024

  • 24 April 2024

Some interesting information about the night sky during May 2024.

The recording of the “Black hole astrophysics with a millimetre telescope in Namibia“ is available

  • 11 April 2024

Public talk by Professor Rob Fender on 27 February 2024.

Autism Association of Namibia Talk: Neurodiversity: Colourful people pretending to be normal

  • 10 April 2024

A public talk about Autism Spectrum Disorders & ADHD in adults by Sybille Lindner

The recording of the NEWS presentation “EIA Tracker“ is available

  • 5 April 2024

Public talk by Ndelimone Iipinge and John Pallett on 27 March 2024.

Astro News April 2024

  • 27 March 2024

Some interesting information about the night sky during April 2024.

Closing of the Namibia Scientific Society

  • 26 March 2024

from 27 March to 1 April 2024

NEWS Talk: EIA Tracker – Making EIA info more accessible

  • 20 March 2024

NEWS talk by Ndelimone Iipinge + John Pallett/NEWS

Closing of the Namibia Scientific Society

  • 20 March 2024

on Friday, 22 March 2024

„Der weiße Buschmann“ wieder erhältlich

  • 15 March 2024

Die spannende Lebensgeschichte von Peter Stark: Vom Wilderer zum Wildhüter

Call for Papers

  • 11 March 2024

Deadline: 13 May 2024

Astro News March 2024

  • 28 February 2024

Some interesting information about the night sky during March 2024.

Exploring Insect Biodiversity in Namibia: A scientist’s collection journey

  • 2 February 2024

A bug/insect collection donated to the NSS by scientist Pieter Arnoldus Basson.

Astro News February 2024

  • 31 January 2024

Some interesting information about the night sky during February 2024.

Dr Tilman Lenssen-Erz

  • 17 January 2024

written by Dr Alma Nankela

Astro News January 2024

  • 27 December 2023

Some interesting information about the night sky during January 2024.

Closing for the Festive Season

  • 19 December 2023

Notice on the closing of the Society for the holidays.

Namibia Scientific Society receives generous donation from member

  • 1 December 2023

A member made a noble gesture by donating to the Society

Astro News December 2023

  • 29 November 2023

Some interesting information about the night sky during December 2023.

Astro News November 2023

  • 1 November 2023

Some interesting information about the night sky during November 2023.

World Space Week

  • 13 October 2023

Namibia Scientific Society and its Astro Group participates in the international space week

Robert Johnstone donates two telescopes to the Namibia Scientific Society

  • 11 October 2023

The Namibia Scientific Society received a 14" Meade LX200 GPS telescope as well as a 12" Meade LX200 GPS telescope.

Event cancelled: Recycling resources excreted in wastewater

  • 10 October 2023

Please note that the event on 11 October 2023 is cancelled.

Harnessing the sun’s energy for a brighter Scientific Society

  • 4 October 2023

Our solar system was installed mid-year.

Learn more about Saturn

  • 3 October 2023

Get the chance to see Saturn and its Rings

Astro News October 2023

  • 28 September 2023

Some interesting information about the night sky during October 2023.

Danke Kanada für 34 Jahre Abenteuer und Inspiration

  • 26 September 2023

Vortrag am 27. September 2023 um 19.00 Uhr.

Museums Association of Namibia

  • 23 September 2023

33rd Annual General Meeting Conference & Capacity-Building Workshops Report

Namibian Heritage Week at FNCC

  • 22 September 2023

Heritage and Culture – A “Rock Solid” Foundation.

New Team Member: Malilo Limbo

  • 22 September 2023

Malilo Limbo joins the team of the Namibia Scientific Society

Workshop to Publishing Standards

  • 20 September 2023

National Library of Namibia invites to a workshop for publishers and writers.

Danke Kanada für 34 Jahre Abenteuer und Inspiration

  • 20 September 2023

Der Namibia Bird Club lädt ein zu einer deutschsprachigen Filmvorführung von Ernst Pointner.

The PowerPoint Slides of the NEWS presentation “Wildlife Tech Wizards” are available

  • 19 September 2023

Public talk by Gideon Haingura (NUST Biodiversity Research Centre) on 12 September 2023.

A Cosmic Odyssey: Exploring the Africa Millimetre Telescope’s Mobile Planetarium

  • 16 September 2023

The Universe at the Namibia Scientific Society

Pastor Moritz feiert 90. Geburtstag

  • 15 September 2023

Am 10. September 2023 wurde Pastor Moritz 90.

Scientific Society Swakopmund and Namibia Scientific Society commit to working even closer together

  • 14 September 2023

To share information but also to regularly exchange ideas and experiences

NEWS Talk: Wildlife Tech Wizards

  • 11 September 2023

NEWS talk by Gideon Haingura (NUST Biodiversity Research Centre)

Atlasing on Farm Donkerhuk West

  • 7 September 2023

The Namibia Bird Club invites you to a weekend Bird Atlasing on 22–24 September 2023.

The recording of the NEWS presentation “Climate Change Now“ is available

  • 5 September 2023

Public talk by Nafimane Hamukoshi (University of Namibia) on 31 August 2023.

Astro News September 2023

  • 30 August 2023

Some interesting information about the night sky during September 2023.

Grootfontein Museum

  • 23 August 2023

One of the most versatile and interesting museums in Namibia!

ExxonMobil continues to support the Mindsinaction STEAM Program (Namibia)

  • 16 August 2023

Mindsinaction partnered with Namibia Scientific Society

“Painted Stories” launched

  • 9 August 2023

On 18 July 2023, the book Painted Stories, written by Peter Breunig, in collaboration with Gabriele Franke, was officially launched.

NEWS Talk: UNAM Vets on the wild side

  • 7 August 2023

NEWS talk by Dr Mark Jago (UNAM School of Veterinary Medicine).

29th Colloquium of African Geology

  • 31 July 2023

26–29 September 2023 in Windhoek

The recording of the presentation “The plight of Sperrgebiet endemics“ is available

  • 28 July 2023

Public talk by Dr Antje Burke on 11 July 2023.

Astro News August 2023

  • 26 July 2023

Some interesting information about the night sky during August 2023.

The recording of the NEWS presentation “ Local Perceptions about Pangolins“ is available

  • 21 July 2023

Public talk by Tobias Kambongi (Pangolin Conservation & Research Foundation) on 28 June 2023.

Book Launch: Painted Stories

  • 17 July 2023

Tuesday, 18 July 2023 at 19h00!

A few places are still available!

  • 13 July 2023

Join the Namibia Scientific Society camping tour to southern Namibia.

Submissions for the Journal

  • 11 July 2023

Deadline: 15 July 2023!

The recording of the NEWS presentation “Saving Africa’s Giraffe“ is available

  • 5 July 2023

Public talk by Dr Julian Fennessy and Dr Michael Brown (Giraffe Conservation Foundation) on 19 June 2023.

Astro News July 2023

  • 28 June 2023

Some interesting information about the night sky during July 2023.

NEWS Talk: Local Perceptions about Pangolins

  • 26 June 2023

NEWS talk by Tobias Kambongi (Pangolin Conservation & Research Foundation).

16th Southern Star Party

  • 23 June 2023

From 16 to 18 June 2023.

Roter Kamm – Saddle Hill – Dicker Wilhelm – Koichabpfanne – Spencer Bay – Lüderitzbucht Tour

  • 21 June 2023

The Namibia Scientific Society offers a self-drive Tour from 25 to 31 August 2023.

NEWS Talk: Saving Africa’s Giraffe

  • 19 June 2023

NEWS talk by Dr Julian Fennessy and Dr Michael Brown (Giraffe Conservation Foundation).

US$ 25-million facility in Namibia will be Africa's first millimetre-range telescope

  • 16 June 2023

Prof. Heino Falcke will talk about why, where, when and how.

Deadline extended!

  • 14 June 2023

Submissions will be accepted until 15 July 2023.

Prehistoric Rock Art of the Sahara

  • 8 June 2023

Join us for a public talk by András Zboray.

The Powerpoint Slides of the presentation “The Planets up close and Personal“ are available

  • 7 June 2023

Public talk by Clyde Foster, Planetary Imager on 23 May 2023.

Now available: Skeleton Coast

  • 5 June 2023

Available at local bookshops and directly from us.

Astro News June 2023

  • 31 May 2023

Some interesting information about the night sky during June 2023.

Today: South Africa’s Working for Water (WfW) program

  • 29 May 2023

Public Talk by Dr Guy Preston

Closed on 25 and 26 May 2023

  • 24 May 2023

Namibia Scientific Society is closed on Thursday, 25 May and Friday, 26 May 2023

Closed on 18 and 19 May 2023

  • 17 May 2023

Namibia Scientific Society is closed on Thursday, 18 May and Friday, 19 May 2023

The Powerpoint Slides of the presentation “20 years CDC in Namibia“ are available

  • 15 May 2023

Public talk by Dr Peter Minchella, Associate Director for Science, CDC Namibia on 25 April 2023

Mindsinaction

  • 11 May 2023

Phase 2 of the STEAM project by Mindsinaction was launched on 28 March 2023

Closed on 4 and 5 May 2023

  • 3 May 2023

Namibia Scientific Society is closed on Thursday, 4 May and Friday, 5 May 2023

Calendar of Events for May 2023

  • 2 May 2023

See our interesting presentation in May

Closed during the public holiday

  • 27 April 2023

Namibia Scientific Society is closed on Monday, 1 May 2023

Astro News May 2023

  • 26 April 2023

Some interesting information about the night sky during May 2023.

Eindrücke von der Buchvorstellung „Der Bart des Elefanten“

  • 13 April 2023

Wolfgang Brune hat sein Buch vorgestellt

In Times of Pandemic was officially launched

  • 11 April 2023

Some impressions from the book launch at the Goethe Institut

Happy Easter

  • 5 April 2023

Closed during the public holidays!

Calendar of Events for April 2023

  • 4 April 2023

See our interesting presentation in April

Interview mit Wolfgang Brune bei Hitradio Namibia

  • 30 March 2023

Der Autor spricht mit Rasko Rusk über sein Buch „Der Bart des Elefanten“

Astro News April 2023

  • 29 March 2023

Some interesting information about the night sky during April 2023.

Lesung mit Wolfgang Brune in der Swakopmunder Buchhandlung

  • 24 March 2023

Am 24. März 2023 um 17.30 Uhr

Wolfgang Brune zu Gast bei NBC Funkhaus Namibia

  • 22 March 2023

Der Autor wird mit Ralf Boll über sein Buch „Der Bart des Elefanten“ sprechen

Closed during the public holiday

  • 16 March 2023

Namibia Scientific Society is closed on Monday 20 March 2023 and Tuesday 21 March 2023

Commemorating the Legacy of the late Helmut zur Strassen

  • 7 March 2023

Building Natural Science bridges for Students through the Namibia Scientific Society and the Namibia Academy for Tourism and Hospitality (NATH)

The recording of the presentation “First Image of a Black Hole“ is available

  • 3 March 2023

New recording released on our YouTube channel

Astro News March 2023

  • 28 February 2023

Some interesting information about the night sky in March 2023.

Heino Falcke im Gespräch mit Hitradio Namibia

  • 20 February 2023

Es geht um Zeitreisen am Rande von schwarzen Löchern, Namibias einmaligen Sternenhimmel und die Frage nach dem Leben, dem Universum und dem ganzen Rest.

Interview with Prof. Heino Falcke and Jasko Rusk from Hitradio Namibia

  • 18 February 2023

They talk about black holes and explore the questions of what happens when a person falls into one, and what is unique about the Namibian night sky.