27 March-1 April 2006. Experts look at the history and culture of sky-watching in Africa on the occasion of the solar eclipse on 29 March. The conference includes special workshops for students and teachers, physics experiments and the chance to watch the passage of the moon in front of the sun. In Ghana first contact will be just after 08.00 GMT and end around 10.30; the phase of total eclipse will begin around 9.08 and last just under three minutes. After Ghana, the eclipse will be visible in Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Libya before leaving the African continent from northwest Egypt. The conference is being hosted by the University of Cape Coast, the National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP) and the Edward Bouchet Abdus Salaam Institute (EBASI) and is open to the public.
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Solar eclipse conference.
University of Cape Coast, Coconut Grove Resort, Cape Coast (100 km approx west of Accra). For information go to the NSBP website and look under annual conference then EBASI.