The IYA & Mauritius Radio Telescope (MRT) team and Astronomy students of the University of Mauritius, in collaboration with Professor Thierry Brière from the University of Reunion and the Mauritius Astronomical Society, organised a Two-day Astronomy Public Event on 10th and 11th of June 2010 at Paul Octave Wiehe Auditorium, University of Mauritius, Réduit. On that occasion were present, Dr the Hon.R.Jeetah Minister of Tertiary Education, Science, Research and Technology, Prof. N.Heerallal Issur Coordinator IYA for University of Mauritius, Head of Mauritius Radio Telescope (MRT), Prof. Konrad Morgan Vice Chancellor of the University of Mauritius and Prof.T.Brière President of A.R.E.C.A Réunion Lecturer at the University of Réunion. The aim was to follow Professional Astronomers and their students to communicate about Astronomy with Educators, Primary School Teachers, Students, and the general public.
- Rajesh Jeetah
- Dr Jeetah was elected Member of the National Assembly in December 2003 for the first time for Constituency No.7 (Piton/Rivière du Rempart), and remained so until April 2005. Dr Jeetah was re-elected as: • Member of the National Assembly for Constituency No.11 (Vieux Grand Port-Rose Belle), in 2005 and became Minister of Industry, Small and Medium Enterprises, Commerce & Cooperatives (2005 to 2008).He became Minister of Health & Quality of Life (2008 to 2010). • Member of the National Assembly for Constituency No.10 (Montagne Blanche- GRSE)in 2010 and became Minister of Tertiary Education, Science, Research and Technology till 2014. Education and Qualifications: a. University of Cambridge (2002 -2003) - ACU Research Fellowship b. University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) (1984-1993) • BSc (Hons) – Textile Technology • PhD – Textile Technology