Starwaders was invited by the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement to exhibit at the launch of the National Science Week at Fort Hare University on the 29th of July 2010.
There had to be an exceptionally early 5am start to the day so that all exhibitors would be ready for a live TV broadcast of the Morning Live program where presenter Leanne Manas interviewed dignitaries.
Learners were intrigued by the Constellation Puzzles and fascinated to know not only that they could see Saturn, Mars and Venus in the evening sky, but why they appeared in that order and furthermore how they would change position over the next month. The Starwaders Portable Solar System Model helped them to conceptualise the movements of these planets along their orbits.
Much interest was shown by various educational organisations.
The pictures below tell the story.
The Starwaders stand at the launch of the National Science Week at Fort Hare University, 29th July 2010
A would-be astro-physicist learning the constellations on a Starwaders Constellation Puzzle
Neville explaining the Starwaders products to Minister Naledi Pandor
Learners discovered why Saturn, Mars and Venus were visible in that evening's sky