May 2015
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Learners to link up with astronaut
Shared Sky, shared wisdom
"Talking science" competition
A meeting of minds
Young scientists take on Australia
Learners unveil project in Beijing
Introduction to crystals
Young Science Communicators' Competition
SAASTA inspires class of 2015
Meet Prof. Nox Makunga
Top young achiever's journey
Wonders of water at Scifest Africa
Learners work with particle physicists
Meet SAEON's new education officer
Light comes out of the darkness
In the news
Upcoming events
It's a fact!

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  National Science Week will be celebrated countrywide from 1 to 8 August
11-15 May 2015
Science Beyond Borders Festival, Thohoyandou Sports Complex, Limpopo. Contact: Hubert Mathebula, email:

11-16 May 2015
ZulFest 2015 will be taking place at the Unizulu Science Centre. The theme is 'Science Lights Up'. For more information contact MJ Schwartz at the Unizulu Science Centre on 035-7973204 or

12-15 May 2015
ScienceUnlimited Gauteng, Kwalata Camp, Dinokeng Game Reserve, Hammanskraal, Gauteng. Contact: Hubert Mathebula, email:

18-22 May 2015
Mpumalanga Science Festival, Lowveld Showgrounds, Nelspruit. Contact: Hubert Mathebula, email:

27 May 2015
Learners write the Natural Science Olympiad at their schools. Contact: Onica Phayane, email:

July 2015
National Science Olympiad Focus Week. Contact James Tlhabane, email:

2 July 2015
National Science Olympiad award ceremony. Contact James Tlhabane, email:

25 July 2015
Scopex Telescope and Astronomy Expo, Museum of Military History, Saxonwold, Randburg. Contact: Hubert Mathebula, email:

August 2015 (date to be confirmed)
Eding International Science Festival, North West University's Mafikeng Campus. Contact: Hubert Mathebula, email:

1-8 August 2015
National Science Week will be celebrated countrywide. National Science Week is managed by SAASTA on behalf of the Department of Science and Technology. Contact: Erna Taljaard, email:

3-7 August 2015
Sasol Techno X, Sasolburg. Contact: Hubert Mathebula, email:

24-26 August 2015
Mpumalanga Science Festival, Nkomazi Education Development Centre. Contact: Hubert Mathebula, email:

2-3 September 2015
ScienceUnlimited Free State, Voortrekker High School, Bethlehem. Contact: Hubert Mathebula, email:

16-19 November 2015
The 17th SAASTEC Conference will be held at the North-West Mafikeng Science Centre. See for more information.

Visit the SAASTA website for the latest updates on the science advancement calendar.