SAAO - South African Astronomical Observatory
31.03.2009

100 Hours of Astronomy: worldwide astronomy marathon set to break records

The International Year of Astronomy 2009 Cornerstone project, 100 Hours of Astronomy, is on track to be the largest single science public outreach event ever. More than 1500 events have been registered in over 130 countries and...[more]

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05.03.2009

Eye in the Sky - International Year of Astronomy 2009

Globe at night is a worldwide hands-on approach that aims to address the effects of light pollution on what we are able to see up in the sky. The theme is “star hunt” and “star count”.  The focal point for observations is...[more]

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03.03.2009

Astronomers will use NASA's Kepler Mission to search for stellar oscillations

 Astronomers from the South African Astronomical Observatory and the University of Cape Town will be working on the data from this ambitious and exciting space mission. On 7 March 2009 at 03:50 Universal Time [05:50 am...[more]

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03.03.2009

Looking back in time – Yuri’s night and 100 hours of astronomy

Join the SA Astronomical Observatory for a stellar bring and braai on Saturday April 4, when we look back in time and space retracing the footsteps of our science ancestors. Yuri Gagarin became the first man to travel into space...[more]

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21.01.2009

2009 for the Stars: Partial Solar Eclipse and Official Launch of the International Year of Astronomy in South Africa

After the massive public kick-off event in Sutherland on New Year’s Eve the astronomy community has come together once again for the official launch event of the International Year of Astronomy 2009. Making clever use of an...[more]

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16.01.2009

Partial Solar Eclipse on 26th January 2009

The first solar eclipse of 2009 will soon be upon us, and the best view for it, from Africa, will at its most southern points. The eclipse will be only partial, and a maximum coverage of about 65% from Cape Town is predicted at...[more]

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12.11.2008

Seeing in the International Year of Astronomy 2009 in Style

The South African Astronomical Observatory in Sutherland opens its doors to the public for the entire night of New Year’s Eve 2008! For the first time in the long history of the South African Astronomical Observatory in...[more]

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12.08.2008

Earthshadow Bites the Moon

On the evening of 16 August, the moon will pass into the Earth's shadow. This partial eclipse will be visible from everywhere in Africa. 'Umbral' eclipse (with direct sunlight completely blocked from reaching some part of the...[more]

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06.05.2008

SAAO celebrates National Science Week

Once again the SAAO prepares to celebrate the National Science Week along with our colleagues from all across the country. The National Science Week is an initiative of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and is...[more]

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14.02.2008

Copper Moon before Dawn

Before sunrise on Feb 21st, the moon will pass into the Earth's shadow. Total eclipse will be visible in the predawn sky from anywhere in South Africa, although in the eastern coastal regions the moon will set a bit before...[more]

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