On September 1st 2016, Gabon and other countries in Africa will experienced a rare annular solar eclipse. This is another unique opportunity to talk Space. Broadly. Plans are up to run series of dedicated workshops for astronomy and space science in Libreville (Gabon). The driving purpose of these workshops is the development of a regional astronomy & space science research, teaching and outreach hub in (west) central Africa with an initial focal point in Gabon.