Press Releases


The SALT Science Conference 2015

12 June 2015

The Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) Foundation and South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) are delighted with the success of the SALT Science Conference 2015 held in Stellenbosch from the 1st to the 5th June. The programme was jam-packed …

In with the new: Astronomers can now drive research telescopes using their smartphone!

20 May 2015

The South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) has been a hive of activity lately with astronomers and engineers busily upgrading and improving the observatory‚Äôs smaller telescopes. To keep these telescopes internationally competitive the SAAO has i …

Possible ring system found around a minor planet

24 April 2015

Astronomers detect features around Chiron that may signal rings, jets, or a shell of dust. Astronomers at the the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA have recently detected what may be ring …