Searching for Anomalies Among four Million Galaxies

Astronomers face challenges in the detection of unusual objects in space due to the huge amount of data generated by modern
surveys such as the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS). The SDSS has catalogued and classified over one billion celestial objects,
such as stars, galaxies, and quasars.

NRF-SAASTA making science accessible at the Presidential Imbizo

NRF-SAASTA together with the CSIR, UNISA Science Engagement Centre, North West University Science Centre and North West Centre for Science and Innovation represented the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) at the Presidential Imbizo that took place at Ikageng sports Complex, Potchefstroom (Dr Kenneth Kaunda district municipality) North West province on 20 October 2023, under the theme “Leave No One Behind”.

Advancing Science Engagement Partnerships in Europe:EUSEA Conference 2024

Dr Mamoeletsi Mosia, the Managing Director of NRF-SAASTA, recently participated in the European Science Engagement Association (EUSEA) Conference 2024, held in Georgia in Eastern Europe. This annual conference is a significant event for professionals and organisations dedicated to enhancing public engagement with science across Europe and beyond.

NRF-SAASTA and MDDA affirm their commitment to science journalism development in the community media in South Africa

NRF-SAASTA signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) on 23 October 2023, which follows the culmination of their initial agreement which started in 2015. The renewal of the MoA is testament to the success of this partnership, which has leveraged the collective strength of the two partners in implementing their respective mandates.

Exploring Space with Radio Telescopes

Neutral hydrogen (HI) makes up about 75% of the Universe’s composition,along with other elements such as helium, oxygen, carbon, and nitrogen. This hydrogen is composed of tiny particles called protons and electrons.

Changing Landscape of Science Journalism in SA

Science journalism is a vital component of informing the public about scientific advancements and discoveries…

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Multimedia Gallery

Webinar – Enhancing Transparency And Public Trust In Nanotechnology  

The webinar aimed to create awareness of the nanotechnology innovation value processes as a way to forge transparency and build public trust in nanotechnology products.

Webinar – Hydrogen Regulations, Standards, Codes and Certifications 

The webinar aimed to present recent developments particularly in the Hydrogen Society Roadmap and highlight South Africa’s progress of its DSI 15-year programme.

FameLab South Africa Final 2023

Be inspired by the ten stories about African science and discover who will represent South Africa in the FameLab International Competition 2023.

Science Engagement News

PROGRAMMATIC SUPPORT GRANT INTERVENTION 2024/25

Call for 2024/25 proposals for accredited science centres

This call for proposals is only for accredited centres in the network of science centres. The call is meant to support science centres with activities and resources that support science centre programmes.

A science centre is a permanently established science engagement facility that provides an interactive, informal educational experience through the use of interactive science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) exhibits, displays and programmes”. Interactive exhibits and displays in science centres would be used to excite and edutain, as well as link educational experience to learning outcomes.

NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK 2024

Call for proposal to host the NSW 2024 Activities

Call for proposal to host the NSW 2024 activities for Public Universities, Public Museums, Public Botanical Gardens & Zoos, Accredited Science Centres, Science Councils, approved STEMI Olympiads & Competitions; to form an implementation panel of the National Science Week (NSW) 2024 edition by the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (NRF-SAASTA) for the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI).

National Science Week (NSW) is an annual event aimed at celebrating science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) across the nation.