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The IAU OAE National Astronomy Education Coordinator team for Madagascar

OAE NAEC Team logo for Madagascar
Ando Ratsimbazafy
Dr Ando Ratsimbazafy
Team Chair and Contact Person, NAEC team - Madagascar
Prince George's Community College
raljha.a​atgmail.com


Ratsimbazafy is an adjunct professor of Astronomy at the Prince George's Community College, Maryland, USA. She was born and grew up in Madagascar. She completed her undergraduate studies in Industrial engineering in her home country. She holds a Ph.D. and MSc in Astrophysics from the University of the Western Cape, and another MSc in Energy from the University of Antananarivo. She is an inspiring advisor, mentor, and lecturer. Ratsimbazafy speaks three languages: English, French, and Malagasy.


Appointed as NAEC until: Aug. 1, 2024

Gloria Raharimbolamena
Gloria Raharimbolamena
Team Member, NAEC team - Madagascar
University of Antananarivo


Gloria Raharimbolamena was born in February 1997 and has lived in Antananarivo, Madagascar all of her life. She is fascinated by the night sky observation and really wants to do career in Astronomy since her childhood. She obtained her Scientific High School diploma in 2013 and she was admitted into the University by age of sixteen. She did Science Physics during her undergraduate years at the University and got her Bachelor degree on this field in 2016. Since January 2020, she is a MSc graduate student in Astrophysics from the University of Antananarivo.
As an astrophysics student, Gloria Raharimbolamena has a goal to promote Astronomy in Madagascar since this is a very new subject in the country. To this end, she joined the Malagasy Astronomy and Space Science Association, participated to all of the association activities since 2018 and is currently one of the MASS board members. She recently joined the Madagascar NAEC Team with the goal to promote Astronomy Education in Madagascar.


Appointed as NAEC until: Aug. 1, 2024

Andoniaina Rajaonarivelo
Andoniaina Rajaonarivelo
Team Member, NAEC team - Madagascar
Ecole Normale Supérieure of Antananarivo, University of Antananarivo


Andoniaina Rajaonarivelo is an astronomy and space sciences enthusiast, he is the president of Haikintana Astronomy association, which promotes astronomy and science in Madagascar. He followed a training course on Radio Astronomy with the DARA (Development in Africa with Radio Astronomy).


Appointed as NAEC until: Aug. 1, 2024

Hery Miary Ny Hoby Ralambonirina
Hery Miary Ny Hoby Ralambonirina
Team Member, NAEC team - Madagascar
Le Petit Nid School


I was born and grew up in Madagascar. I studied in France and I am now the headmaster of Le Petit Nid;, a private school in Antananarivo. I am the founder of Teratany Eratany; an non-profit and NGO.


Appointed as NAEC until: Aug. 1, 2024

Solohery Randriamampandry
Solohery Randriamampandry
Team Member, NAEC team - Madagascar
University of Antananarivo


Dr Solohery Randriamampandry holds a PhD and MSc in Astrophysics from the University of the Western Cape, Cape Town. He obtained a BSc Hons in Astrophysics & Space Science from the University of Cape Town, and a BSc Hons in Physics from the University of Antananarivo


Appointed as NAEC until: Aug. 1, 2024

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Contact

To get in touch with the NAEC team for Madagascar please contact:
Dr Ando Ratsimbazafy via raljha.a​atgmail.com

Astronomy Education in Madagascar

For more information on Astronomy Education in Madagascar, see the Astronomy Education in Madagascar Summary (PDF file 205.51 kB) prepared by our NAEC team. This document is available under Creative Comments Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) Creative Comments Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) icons