SAAO - South African Astronomical Observatory
02.03.2007

Lunar Eclipse : Connecting the world through Astronomy and the Internet

A rare astronomical event in the form of a total lunar eclipse will take place on Saturday night (3rd March 2007). This event will be visible from all of Africa and Europe and has sparked an internet link-up project between the...[more]

Category: SAAO Press Releases

01.03.2007

Call for "target filler" proposal submissions

We are pleased to announce a new opportunity for SALT community members to propose "filler target" observations to be carried out during gaps in our ongoing IQ investigation campaign. Proposed observations should suitable for a...[more]

Category: SALT Press Releases

01.03.2007

It's Only a Copper Moon

If you stay up late on March 3 or get up very early on March 4, you can see a total eclipse of the Moon if the clouds stay away. You don't need to go anywhere special -- the eclipse will be visible everywhere on the continent of...[more]

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12.01.2007

Bright Comet moves into Southern Skies

Seeing the Comet in Evening TwilightBeginning January 14 or 15, Comet McNaught should begin to be visible in the western twilight after sunset. On these two nights, look for a ghostly streak of light near the planet Mercury,...[more]

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05.12.2006

SALTeNEWS, November 2006

The lastest SALTeNEWS has been released.[more]

Category: SALT Press Releases

20.10.2006

Crescent Visibility at the end of Ramadaan

Astronomical new moon this month is on October 22 at 07h14 in the morning, SAST. The young crescent will not be visible on the evening of the 22nd except from parts of the southern Pacific Ocean, and will definitely not be...[more]

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20.09.2006

A bite out of the sun: South Africa sees a partial solar eclipse

On September 22, most of western and southern Africa will experience a partial solar eclipse, as the dark disk of the new moon passes in front of part of the disk of the sun. From South Africa, 62% of the sun will be covered at...[more]

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16.08.2006

First Science with SALT: Observations of eclipsing polar

The artist Bob Watson's painting of a 'Polar' binary.

The Southern African Large Telescope (SALT), inaugurated in November 2005, is today releasing its first public research results, giving new insight into an exotic pair of stars closely orbiting one another. This research uses a...[more]

Category: SALT Press Releases

16.08.2006

Pluto and other dwarf planets

In view of the public interest in whether Pluto and other bodies in the outer Solar System are planets and in the tradition of pioneering observations of Pluto's companion, Charon, at SAAO's 1.9-m telescope in 1980, we provide...[more]

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10.08.2006

SALTeNEWS, August 2006

The latest SALTeNEWS has been released on 10 August 2006.[more]

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