Potchefstroom Campus,  North West University



Construction crew (mostly Namibian) of the telescopes.
10:30 Arrival of guests
11:00 Start of ceremony
  Presentation of H.E.S.S. Project
    Prof. Heinz Völk, Max-Planck-Institute of Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg
    Chair of the H.E.S.S. Collaboration Board
Prof. Lazarus Hangula, Vice Chancellor UNAM
Dr. Khotso Mokhele, President of the National Research Foundation, South Africa
Dr. Michel Spiro, Director of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics and Particle Physics (IN2P3), France
Prof. Reimar Lüst, Former President of the Max-Planck-Society
Dr. Elisabeth Giacobino, Director of Research at the French Ministry of Youth, Education, and Research and at the Ministry of Research and New Technologies, France
Dr. Hermann-Friedrich Wagner, Deputy Director General, Head of Directorate 41: Basic Research, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research
H.E. Philippe Perrier de la Bâthie, French Ambassador in Namibia

H.E. Dr. Wolfgang Massing, German Ambassador in Namibia

  Keynote address:
The Right Honourable Theo-Ben Gurirab,
Prime Minister of the Republic of Namibia
12:00   Demonstration of telescopes and tour of the H.E.S.S. site
13:00   Reception
Constructed and Maintained byy
Estie Nel

Tuesday, 28 September, 2004
Inauguration Day


Inauguration ceremony of the first H.E.S.S. telescope (September 2002).
Namibia, 27 September - 2 October 2004