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ISSUE 7 - November 2009





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Towards a Global Baseline for Astronomy Development (pages 14-17)
Lolan Naicker & Kevin Govender

Summary

Astronomy is a field that has captured the minds of human beings for as long as we have been on the planet. Called by various names, the greatest strength that astronomy brings to just about every culture is the innate ability to stimulate curiosity. As a tool for inspiring minds about the wonders of science, there are few fields that are as accessible or familiar. However, the fact that astronomy is part of so many cultures does not necessarily translate into curious minds.