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EO and STSG sign MOU on Satellite Development

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IMAG0041Today 31 August 2014 at Sheraton Addis International Hotel at 5 PM

MOU agreement signed between Entoto Observatory and Research Center (EO) and Space Technology and Science Group (STSG) to train, to develop, to build and to launch medium research satellite at Entoto observatory and Research Center.

 Entoto Observatory and Research Center has been established in 2013 by 32 Public universities, Ethiopian Space Science Society (ESSS) and one private University as an independent and autonomous institute.

The main Objective of EO is: to provide for the promotion and use of Earth Observation, Satellite technology, Astronomy, Space Science and related technology, activities, foster research and long and short term training of internationally competitive expertise in Space Science and its applications, advances scientific knowledge through Human Capital, support the creation of an environment conductive to industrial development in Astronomy, Earth observation, Satellite science, Space Science and related technologies

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IPS news about EO

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Ethiopia Shoots for the Stars and Galaxies as it Aims to Become Space Science Hub

By James Jeffrey

Solomon Belay, director of the Entoto Observatory and Research Centre, stands on the right-hand side of one of the observatory's two telescopes situated in the Entoto Mountains, overlooking the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. Credit: James Jeffrey/IPS ADDIS ABABA, Jun 6 2014 (IPS) - High up in the eucalyptus-strewn Entoto Mountains, which overlook the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, work is nearly complete on the country's first observatory. Studying the stars and the galaxies will be vital for this Horn of Africa nation's development and will hopefully also go a long way to developing brotherly love, say scientists who are part of the project.

Space technology is often considered a luxury only for developed countries," Solomon Belay, director of the Entoto Observatory and Research Centre, tells IPS. "But it's actually a basic and vital need for development."

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Summer School Training

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Summer School Training of   Basic Astronomy & Space Science for primary & Secondary School Students from 18-20 July 2014

ESSS research & education team in collaboration with Entoto Observatory & Research Center (EO) outreach program is organizing a 3 days summer school training that will be conducted from 18-20 July 2014 for ESSS members.

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Jimma University staffs visited EO

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Jimma University, physics department staff members and space science club representative have visited EO on 27 June 2014.During their visit Entoto Observatory director, Dr. Solomon Belay, has briefed the guests about EO, its objective, future plan & its collaboration with national and international universities and other stakeholders.

In their discussion, the visitors appreciate the efforts & steps EO has gone so far and express their interest to work together in research, outreach and exchange of experience to further space science development to the country.