SAAO - South African Astronomical Observatory

Dissecting a Bird: SALT and Chile find the head of a cosmic collision

How to get three from two?Led by astronomers at the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT), an international team spanning 5 continents has used the power of SALT and the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope...[more]

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South African astronomers applaud International Year of Astronomy 2009

South African scientists applauded Thursday's decision by the United Nations' general assembly in New York to dedicate 2009 to the stars twinkling in the night sky, as the tip of Africa has one of the planet's best view of the...[more]

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The UN declares 2009 the International Year of Astronomy

20-December-2007, Paris: Early this morning (CET) the United Nations (UN) 62nd General Assembly proclaimed 2009 the International Year of Astronomy. The Resolution was submitted by Italy, Galileo Galilei’s home country. The...[more]

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The skies no limit for SA astronomers

Will 2009 be the year of the stars? South African star scientists are waiting anxiously to see if the general assembly currently meeting at the United Nations in New York declares 2009 as the international year of astronomy....[more]

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New Planets detected from Sutherland

The SuperWASP-South camera at Sutherland, hosted by the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO), has detected its first two planets outside our solar system. Both are slightly more massive than Jupiter, the largest planet...[more]

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"SALT and the VO" workshop is a great success

The SALT partnership is pleased to report the success of the recent joint SALT and VO workshop held at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban.  The two day workshop, aimed at encouraging greater use of SALT and the VO...[more]

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SA Astronomy Workshop, "SALT and the VO", 26-27th October 2007

The University of KwaZulu-Natal will be hosting the South African Astronomy Workshop entitled "SALT and the VO" this year in Durban. The two day event, running from the 26th-27th October, will focus on SALT science, SALT proposal...[more]

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SALTeNEWS, September 2007

The latest SALTeNEWS has been released.[more]

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Two new international partners join the SALT community

The Board of Directors of the Southern African Large Telescope Pty. Ltd. (SALT) is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to the SALT partnership. The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), of New York, and the...[more]

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SALT Update: Potential expansion of SALTs international partners

SAAO director Prof Phil Charles and SALT Project Scientist Dr David Buckley have recently been travelling around the world meeting with representatives from scientific institutes interested in joining the international SALT...[more]

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