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ASTONOMA – Maram Kaïré distinguished by the astronomical society of France

Maram Kaïré

A new award for the Senegalese astronomer, Maram Kaire. He receives the Marcel Moye 2023 award, which rewards the best observations. The announcement was made on his Facebook on April 28, 2023. In his post, the Senegalese adds: He (this prize) is of particular interest, because for the first, this distinction is given to an African. I express my gratitude to the SAF and share this award with my country Senegal and all those passionate about the sky and the stars.”

Initiated by the African Union (AU), the African Space Forum was held in Abidjan, the Ivorian captain, until Friday, April 28.

On March 29, the Senegalese astronomer hung another rope on his bow. Four days after being elevated to the rank of Commander of the National Order of the Lion, Maram Kaïré was appointed, in the Council of Ministers, by the President of the Republic, Macky Sall, Director General of the Senegalese Agency for Space Studies.

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Thanks to him, an asteroid in the solar system bears the name of a Senegalese, Maram Kaire. A first. The 44-year-old astronomer was thus honoured by the International Astronomical Union, in recognition of his investment in the field.

The president of the Senegalese Association for the Promotion of Astronomy (ASPA) also led two missions for NASA in his country in 2021.

As a reminder, Maram Kairé, born in Dakar in 1978, is a Senegalese astronomer whose name has been attributed to the asteroid (35462) Maramkaire. Between 1997 and 1998, he studied BTS Informatique et Gestion at the École Supérieure Polytechnique Dakar.He studied Computer Engineering in France at ESG Management School from 1998 to 2002, after which he obtained the title of Systems Engineer & Networkx2


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