ETHIOPIA SHOOTS FOR THE STARS AND GALAXIES AS IT AIMS TO BECOME SPACE SCIENCE HUB

telescope-629x419Ethiopia Shoots for the Stars and Galaxies as it Aims to Become Space Science Hub.

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.”

He points out that space science technology and research can be applied to many basic necessities of life including health, energy, food security and environmental management.

For the full article: IPS News

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