Astrotourism

Anthony Mietas

  • Format: Webinar
  • Duration: 60 min
  • Language: English
  • Ages: All Ages
  • When: 22/10/2020 2:00 pm
  • Recorded: Yes

The Sutherland Visitor centres has seen approximately 14 000 local and International visitors in 2019. Anthony links experiences and observations of how science and tourism have assisted to drive various developments in the Northern Cape. The SALT Telescope is listed as one of the ‘must see’ activities when travelling in the scenic Northern Cape and has assisted in driving tourism and creating an awareness of science and astronomy. Anthony has attended many tourism initiatives geared at assisting to create a booming tourism landscape in the Northern Cape and Sutherland. Join us as he presents some of the possibilities that the future may present as science combined with tourism aids in creating a knowledge economy and sustained interest and investment.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS

Mr Anthony Mietas is from the small community of Sutherland, in the Northern Cape, currently employed by the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) as the Manager for the SALT Collateral Benefits program in Sutherland, focussing on education, public awareness and outreach. His work experience over the year’s ranged from local government, to private sector development and currently education and outreach within a national research facility.