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Opportunities in Astrotourism

Project: 
This project involves exploration of opportunities in Astrotourism (tourism associated with Astronomical facilities and activities). The tourism industry is growing rapidly in South Africa and provides interesting openings to use Astronomy training outside of academia. Initial studies of interest in Astronomy among tourists visiting Cape Town have shown great potential (see for example, airbnb.com/experiences/417877). In this project, data on Astrotourism offerings in other countries and in South Africa will be analysed, outreach materials will be produced and the student will receive hands-on experience and training in the industry. A key output will be recommendations for future initiatives in Astrotourism in South Africa and potentially other countries in Africa. A pre-requisite for the project is a passion for communicating science. Successful completion of the project will likely lead to a paid internship.
Node This Project Is Offered On: 
(UCT)
Project Info: 
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Supervisor

Catherine
Cress

Co-Supervisor

Research Area: 
General Astrophysical Sciences


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