National History Museum

National Science Week

National Science Week, an initiative of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), is a countrywide celebration of science.  The National Research Foundation (NRF), an agency of DST, and its business unit the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA), are responsible for the advancement and creation of awareness of the importance of science, engineering and technology.  This year is the International Year of Light, and therefore the theme for this year’s National Science Week is “Light-based Technologies”. 


During the focus week from 1 to 8 August 2015 the public, educators and learners will be exposed to science-based careers through presentations by Museum scientists, visits to schools by the Mobile Museum accompanied by a scientist and education officer, and the distribution of posters, booklets and pamphlets provided by SAASTA on careers in science.


For further information, please contact Ancilia van Staden (051-447 9609 or ancilia [at] nasmus [dot] co [dot] za).