Dr. Yinka Ajiboye is the Pioneer Secretary of the African Planetarium Association (APA), an affiliate of the International Planetarium Association (IPS). He is an enthusiast of Astronomy and Space Physics. Dr. Ajiboye is a Senior Lecturer in Physics with Electronics Programme of the Department of Mathematical and Physical Sciences of Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria. His research interest is in the area of environmental radioactivity. He has many publications to his credit in peer reviewed and high impact journals.
Dr. Ajiboye obtained his first degree in Physics with Electronics from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria with a Second Class (Upper Division) in 2008. He then proceeded to the famous University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria where he obtained Master of Science (M. Sc) degree in Physics (Radiation and Health) in 2012. He later obtained PhD in Radiation and Health Physics from Ekiti State University in 2019.
Dr. Ajiboye’s versatility has seen him work with a team of Engineers to design and build the Afe Babalola University Planetarium – the first functional Planetarium in Nigeria and the biggest in West Africa. He has managed the Planetarium since its commissioning in July, 2018 and has attracted more than 25,000 visitors to the Planetarium. Dr. Ajiboye’s professional bodies’ membership includes associate membership of the International Planetarium Society (IPS), Astronomical Society of Nigeria (ASN), International Union of Radioecology (IUR), Nigeria Society of Radiation Protection (NSRP), and many more.