This symposium and all the activities organised around it for the broader public (graduate students training, teachers training, outreach activities in public schools, and public lectures) would not be possible without support of the: International Astronomical Union (IAU), Ethiopian Space Science and Technology Institute (ESSTI), Entoto Observatory and Research Centre (EORC), Ministry of Innovation and Technology (MInT), International Science Programme (ISP), UK Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC-UKRI), Ethiopian Space Science Society (ESSSS), East-African Regional Office of Astronmy for Development (EA-ROAD), Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia (IAA-CSIC), Spanish Astronomical Society (SEA), and Nature Astronomy. All received support is highly, highly appreciated. Thank you very much!’