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The Dark Continent
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26 Jan. 2010 - ZAM Africa Magazine
Africa, Angola, Namibia. The prettiest sky at night in the world can be found in Africa. In the South of Angola and the North of Namibia, at 16 degrees South, to be precise. Here, for a couple of months a year the Milky Way is so bright that you might feel that you can touch it. Being an astronomer in Africa is a bit of a lonely profession. Most colleagues are in the West and when you talk about stars and planets, people look at you wondering if you are mad. But Africa needs stargazers.  Read more



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