Inauguration of the H.E.S.S. II TelescopeThe inauguration of the H.E.S.S. II telescope will take place on the H.E.S.S. site. Participation in the inauguration event is by invitation only (press is welcome - please register via email to email@example.com).
Transport from Heja Lodge & Windhoek to the H.E.S.S. site (in the morning) and back (in the afternoon) will be provided; departure times to be announced.
- 10:30 Arrival of guests
- 11:00 Start of ceremony
- Presentation of H.E.S.S. II telescope:
Prof. Werner Hofmann, Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg
Prof. Lazarus Hangula UNAM Vice Chancellor Prof. Eberhard Bodenschatz Deputy Chair of the CPT Section of the Max Planck Society, on behalf of Prof. Peter Gruss, President of MPG Prof. Jacques Martino Director of CNRS/IN2P3, on behalf of Prof. Alain Fuchs, President of CNRS Dr. Daniel Weselka Federal Ministry of Science and Research, Austria Prof Nithaya Chetty Head of astronomy at the NRF, on behalf of Dr. Albert van Jaarsveld, President of NRF, South Africa Jean-Louis Zoël Ambassador of the French Republic André Scholz Chargé d’Affairs of the German Embassy
- Keynote Speech:
Hon. Minister Dr. Abraham Iyambo
Minister of Education, Republic of Namibia
- Activating the H.E.S.S. II telescope
- Tour of the H.E.S.S. telescopes
- 13:00 Reception
- 15:00 Departure
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