LOCAL PROGRAMMES

SPLS

Launched in 2018, the ESSS Summer Public Lecture Series is a month-long program featuring weekend lectures. This 8 Days of public lecture, bringing space professionals within and abroad Ethiopia, providing the platform to share their experience and knowledge in their respective fields.

SUMMER SPACE TRAINING

ESSS Summer Space Training is one of the largest space training sessions in the country. The project was launched in 2021, when ESSS professionals trained high school students in Adama Science and Technology University. In mid 2022, the SST scaled up to 3 different cities, 5 Training sessions each spanning a week, and merged with the ESSS Space Practicals Project, the training covered Basic Astronomy, Aerospace Engineering and Satellite Technology.

MONTHLY STAR GAZING

The ESSS Amature Star Gazing program is where participants enjoy observing or imaging celestial objects in the sky using the unaided eye, binoculars, or telescopes. The program will let participants ask questions to the professionals we invite. 

GENERAL ASSEMBLY

The ESSS General Assembly is the largest space event in Ethiopia, where ESSS Branch leaders, institutional members, school club members, and individual members meet to discuss space matters. The GA consists of several sessions such as the Main General Assembly, Youth Session Presentation, and Children's Session where presentations related to space science are given.

Astrobus Ethiopia

Astro-Bus Ethiopia is a mobile astronomy outreach program that will be carried out by driving a motor vehicle –bus- to different locations in Ethiopia. The Ethiopian Space Science Society along with the Astro-bus - Ethiopia Project Group members (numerous Ethiopian and foreign professionals) would be engaged in an outreach program on the areas of Astronomy, Space Science, Technology, Creativity, and Art, Traveling from one city to another. The purpose of the Astro-bus Ethiopia Project is to Introduce and Promote a culture of technological and scientific mentality to the public. That is by developing the scientific thinking of our society, to enable the country’s social and economic development.

AD AStra Book Club

A book discussion club is a group of people who meet to discuss a book or books that they have read and express their opinions, likes, and dislikes. The AD Astra book club allows members of the group to discuss Space Science-related literature and allows them to discuss and question their understanding.

MONTHLY PUBLIC LECTURE

The Ethiopian Space Science Society Public Lecture is one means employed for educating the public in space science, Space Technology, and related fields. ESSS has an extensive history of public lectures and demonstrations by leading experts in the field. The lecture is held every month throughout the year.

SCHOOL OUTREACH

Our School outreach programs focus on basic space science lectures, Scientific Demonstrations, and small Stargazing Sessions for the school community. With an outreach program, students learn valuable knowledge through shared experiences.

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMMES

WORLD SPACE WEEK

World Space Week is an international celebration of science and technology and their contribution to the betterment of the human condition. The United Nations General Assembly declared in 1999 that World Space Week will be held each year from October 4-10. 

YURI'S NIGHT

Yuri’s Night is a project of The SpaceKind Foundation a non-profit organization using the excitement and inspiration of space as a catalyst for educating and developing the next generation of explorers. Yuri’s Night parties are held around the world every April in commemoration of Yuri Gagarin becoming the first human to venture into space on April 12, 1961, and the inaugural launch of the first Space Shuttle on April 12, 1981. The ESSS has been hosting this international event since 2017.

OBSERVE THE MOON NIGHT

International Observe the Moon Night is a time to come together with fellow Moon enthusiasts and curious people worldwide. Everyone on Earth is invited to learn about lunar science and exploration, take part in celestial observations, and honor cultural and personal connections to the Moon. We encourage everyone to interpret “observe” broadly! The ESSS started to host the event in 2018. 

100 HOURS OF ASTRONOMY

 IAU’s 100 Hours of Astronomy project encourages our global community to host or participate in astronomy outreach events over these 100 hours. The goal is to enable as many people as possible, from children to senior people, to engage with the sky and gain a basic understanding of our astronomical surroundings. The ESSS hosts the event annually which enables professionals, space enthusiasts and students to get involved in various space science activities for 100 hours.