One of the strategic goals of EORC is to strength national and international collaboration in Astronomy and Space Science by inviting scholars, exchange programs, bilateral relations and so on. Friday's visit is the result of EORC effort. NASA's Administrator Charles F. Bolden, Jr. will visit Entoto Observatory and Research Center on Friday 07 Nov, 2014 from 1:30 -3:20 PM . After EORC visit Bolden will give Public talk on Title ' Africa’s In General & Ethiopia’s Development Initiative In the Space Science In Particular' at AAIT organized by EROC, AAIT and USA Embassy in Addis Ababa.
Bolden in his visit and talk will inspire youths and scientists to the new space science program in Africa particularly in Ethiopia. His talk will give brief development of space science in Africa and further collaboration among space science institutes, scientists in Ethiopia and NASA.
Bolden, traveled to orbit four times aboard the space shuttle between 1986 and 1994, commanding two of the missions and piloting two others. It is a golden opportunity for Ethiopia and Ethiopian Youth to see a man who went to orbit in their soil.