• Launch of National Science Week

    NITheP was one of the many exhibitors at the event. The Minister Hon Naledi Pandor and many other dignitaries attended the event. A total of 4300 learners attend the opening ceremony and visited the stalls to learn about all the various opportunities available to them.

    Prof Azwinndini Muronga, Director of the UJ Soweto Science Centre brought a group of 11 Soweto learners to attend the event too. The groups was also invited to view a private show of the Digital Planetarium whereafter Prof Matie Hoffmann from UFS lead them to do a few calculations eg how high a certain solar flare is estimated to be, and how to determine the distance of a planet away from earth. On the Saturday evening the group went to Boyden Observatory to learn about the history of Boyden, the various old telescopes and also a discussion on the various constellations in the sky that night. Thereafter Prof Muronga gave a talk on what Theoretical Physics is and why it is important to be studied.

    Thank you to Prof Matie Hoffmann and Patricia Lamusse from the University of the Free State for all their arrangements. Thank you to SAASTA for the sponsorship of the accommodation. Thank you to Prof Azwinndini Muronga for safely transporting the learners to Mangaung and back.