UWC astronomy prof bags global award for inspiring youth to reach for stars

An Associate Professor at the University at the Western Cape (UWC) has received global recognition for her contributions to the astronomy field.

Professor Carolina Ödman has been acknowledged for her pioneering work in astronomy outreach, development and education, according to UWC.

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Prof Ödman was recently awarded a Special IAU Prize by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in Austria.

She has committed herself to inspire young children to take an interest in astronomy and physical sciences through various programmes.

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She discusses developments in South Africa such as the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project, a collaborative astronomy installation will help advance research efforts on the continent.

The night sky and the universe is something that everybody has a natural curiosity about.

Dr Carolina Odman, associate professor at UWC

We have incredible facilities and great people who have made things happen and we have hungry youth.

Dr Carolina Odman, associate professor at UWC

Listen to the discussion on The John Maytham Show:


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