SAAO - South African Astronomical Observatory
01.10.1998

Interim SALT Board

The first meeting of the `interim' SALT Board was held on July 9 and 10 at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Pittsburgh. Dr Richard Griffiths of the Department of Astrophysics (CMU) hosted this meeting of the potential SALT...[more]

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01.10.1998

SALT - Site Evaluation

Recently a program of site inter-comparison and characterisation has begun at Sutherland. Dr Andre Erasmus has been hired as a consultant meteorologist in order to ascertain the best position on the Sutherland plateau for...[more]

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01.04.1998

Cape Observers Discover New Type of Star

Good for Vibrations For the third time, astronomers at the Cape have discovered a new type of 'pulsating' star (a star that changes its shape or size enough so that the light we receive here on Earth varies significantly). The...[more]

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14.02.1997

How Big is the Universe?

Answer from South Africa Prof Michael Feast of the University of Cape Town has led a team of astronomers whose work with data from the European Space Agency's (ESA) satellite Hipparcos sheds new light on both the scale and the...[more]

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14.02.1997

ESA's Hipparcos Satellite Revises the Scale of the Cosmos

The observable Universe may be about 10% larger than astronomers have supposed, according to early results from the European Space Agency's Hipparcos mission. Investigators claim that the measuring ruler used since 1912 to gauge...[more]

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