Etsegenet Getachew

Head of Astronomy and Astrophysics Research and Development Department Associate Researcher II
MSC. Astronomy and Astrophysics 
BSc. Physics 

Work Experience

  • Ethiopian Space Science and Technology Institute Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Division Outreach program coordinator, September 2016 – June 2017
  • Coordinator & Co-founder, EORC weekly journal club, Ethiopia:
  • Organized activities geared towards fostering community and support among MSc physics students at EORC, including discussion sessions with faculty members and invited professional astronomers.

Educational Background

Bsc Degree in Physics ,2004 – 2006 ,Kotebe Metropolitan University(Ethiopia)
Thesis: Astronomical site testing in Lalibela
Supervisor: Dr. Solomon Belay

Msc in Astronomy and Astrophysics ,2006 – 2009, Mbarara University of Science and Technology (Uganda)
Thesis: Period Determination of RR Lyrae Variable Stars
Supervisor: Dr. Solomon Belay


Galaxies: Metallicity and Kinetic Property of RR Lyrae Stars in Milky Way,
Formation and Evolution of Galaxies, properties of stellar component.

Cosmology: Star formation histories, history of the Local Universe, dark matter distribution.


  • Certificate of Participation, Participation on 4th Kotebe University College Science, Technology, Environment and Society Day March 14, 2014.
  • ISP & East African Astronomical Society (EAAS) MSc Scholarship Excellent Academic Achievement in Kotebe College of Teacher Education Certificate.