Scifest Africa 2015 was held in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape from 18-24 March 2015, and  celebrated the International Year of Light.

The theme explored numerous sub-themes including, but not limited to, anatomy, architecture, arts and culture, astronomy, atmospheric sciences, aviation, biotechnology, chemistry, diet, energy, fibre optics, gravity, lasers, matter, microscopy, nanotechnology, optics, photonics, space sciences, the spectrum, and the universe.

Scifest Africa 2014 welcomed 68,000 visitors; offered 80 exhibitions and 606 events presented by 362 contributors from 100 participating organisations in 12 countries; and generated positive media coverage to the value of R4,25-million between 1 January and 30 March.

The Scifest Africa 2015 programme is available below:

2015 Lecture Timetable

2015 Workshops

2015 Etcetera

2015 Rhodes University Programme

2015 Water World Programme




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23rd March 2015
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20th March 2015
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Pulsar science in the SKA era

9th - 10th April
  The first international pulsar workshop will take place in Cape Town on the 9-10 April 2015 The workshop will bring together the local pulsar community and international researchers to di...

SKA Ministerial African Partner countries meeting

25th March
Background and objective of event: Follow-up to 2014 meeting with the SKA African partner country ministers Date: 25 March 2015 Venue: Sheraton Hotel, Pretoria Contact person: Takalani Nemaunga...


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