F’SATI contributed to the Scifest Africa (South Africa’s National Science Festival) 2015 event by conducting the following exhibitions:
- Displaying of F’SATI’s satellite models
- Interactive exhibitions of the Plasma Lamp and Electric Circuit Beeper
- Videos demonstrating satellite related concepts i.e. videos on satellite orbits, rocket launching, satellite development, CanSat launching etc.
- Daily CubeSat workshops twice a day where were included the above mentioned and gave learners and all visitors practical experience on how an interface/ software is used to make sense of the signals/ data received from satellites and translate it to readable information.
Scifest Africa was the first Festival of its kind on the African continent and was launched in 1997 as a high profile, national event to promote a culture of science in a festive way.
The Scifest Africa event takes place annually in late March or early April at the Grahamstown, Eastern Cape.
The 2015 Scifest Africa event hosted 58,688 visitors which included high school and primary school learners, educators and the general public.