From the Present into the Future
Cape Town, South Africa
22 November - 11 December 2020
Welcome to Cape Town
The 44th International School for Young Astronomers (ISYA) 2020 will be held in Cape Town, South Africa from 22 Nov to 11 Dec 2020. The school is organized by the International Astronomical Union (IAU), the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (NASL) and by the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO). This school will take place over a three-week period and is aimed towards early graduate students (MSc/PhD) in Physics, Astronomy or Astrophysics from African countries, although we will also consider final year BSc students with a strong intention of entering a graduate program on Astronomy and Astrophysics. The lecturers are invited experts from around the world.
Around 30 students will be selected to participate in this school. These chosen students will be from regions where less opportunities are available for students to be directly exposed to the full extent of up-to-date astrophysics, both on theory and observations. Acceptance to the school covers flights to and from South Africa (including domestic flights), accommodation and subsistence at the ISYA. All selected students are expected to commit 100% of their time to participate in all the planned activities held over the three week duration of the school (we will start each day at 9am and end about 7pm).
We are following the progression of the COVID-19 virus very carefully. We are continuing with the ISYA school for now, however we will implement the necessary measures to ensure the safety of the participants. We will postpone the school should the spread of this virus escalate, and ensure that the registrations/applications remain valid. We will continue to post updates to the website as the situation develops.
- Moses Mogotsi - 44th ISYA Local Director
- Danièl Groenewald - 44th ISYA Local Deputy Director
- Itziar Aretxaga - ISYA Program Director
- David Mota - ISYA Deputy Director
Local Organizing Committee
- Zara Randriamanakoto - SAAO
- Solohery Randriamampandry - SAAO
- Nicolas Erasmus - SAAO