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The Geophysical Observatory of Addis Abeba University was established on November 2, 1957, during the International Geophysical Year (IGY). Due to its strategic location in close proximity with the Magnetic Equator and the most active sector of the East African Rift System, the observatory’s work in the fields of geomagnetism and seismology have remained of central importance in the development of earth science in these fields in the region.

Significant contributions have been made to the knowledge of the Ethiopian geophysical environment through the collaboration and support of American and European research institutions.

Now approaching the 50th year of its founding, the Observatory invites its friends and collaborators to share in the anniversary celebrations during 1 to 4 November 2007 in Addis Abeba. One of the anniversary marking events will be the hosting of an international scientific conference.

In addition to being also the 50th anniversary of the IGY, 2007 is also the International Heliophysical Year (IHY). Furthermore, for the Observatory as an Ethiopian national institution, the occasion is significant in that its anniversary falls during the period of celebrations of the beginning of the Third Ethiopian Millennium.
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For more information please contact Dr. Abebe Kebede
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