Namibia Scientific Society events 9 + 11 November

Savanna Car Rental
November 3, 2015
Sense of Africa
November 5, 2015
Savanna Car Rental
November 3, 2015
Sense of Africa
November 5, 2015

Text by Namibia Scientific Society | Main photograph Mike Lloyd

Monday, 9th November at 19h30:

English talk and presentation of photographic work by Judith Fait, Civ.Eng.

From Glory to Ruins? The Tsumeb industrial heritage site.

Once praised as the world’s most diverse ore body and richest Coppermine, the mine’s closure almost led to oblivion of this unique piece of engineering. Tsumeb industrial heritage site perfectly represents the unwavering spirit of the Namibian people and has recently been added to the list of recommended destinations by the German Magazine “Industriekultur”. The presentation covers its history and the social impact of technology, recent results of historical and technical research and the prospects for its possible place in today’s commemorative culture.

Judith Fait, Civ. Eng. specialized in optical technologies, works also as a photographer and is a member of ‘The International Committee for the Conservation of the Industrial Heritage’. She lives in Munich and has presented her work in more than 40 photo exhibitions during the last 15 years.

Wednesday, 11th November at 19h30:

“Aktion Sonnenstern” is Hitradio Namibia’s annual charity drive.

For the first time in 2015 four Namibian nature conservation organizations will be supported. Hitradio Namibia, together with the Namibia Scientific Society, offers the second event of the fundraising drive (01.12. – 24.12.2015):

2. AKTION SONNENSTERN: Whales and dolphins by Barry McGovern
Namibia is a hotspot for cetacean (whale and dolphin) biodiversity. Two of the resident dolphin species are particularly special. The bottlenose dolphins which inhabit the very shallow waters of the central Namibian coastline number fewer than 100 individuals, making them one of the rarest and most vulnerable mammal populations in the country. The Heaviside’s dolphin is one of the smallest dolphins in the world and is found only in the cold Benguela ecosystem. Both species face threats from the ever increasing coastal development and other human pressures on the Namibian coast like offshore mining. My talk will highlight the spectacular cetacean biodiversity found on the Namibian coast and the efforts the Namibian Dolphin Project have undertaken to protect it.

Barry McGovern: I am from a small seaside village in Ireland where my love of the marine world and its inhabitants started. I have a degree in Zoology and a master in Marine Mammal Science from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. I have worked on marine mammal conservation projects in Europe and North America and joined the NDP earlier this year to carry out my PhD on the bottlenose dolphins in Walvis Bay.

The public is invited to this English presentation – admission is free of charge, donations for Aktion Sonnenstern and the Namibia Scientific Society are more than welcome!

All events are open for public – everyone welcome! Venue is Namibia Scientific Society, Robert Mugabe Ave 110,
opposite National Theatre. Safe parking in yard – Love street entrance.
Please note: The opinions expressed during any presentations, films or events are not necessarily in accord with ours.

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