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First in the Southern Hemisphere: South Africa gets direct access to international astronomy database

3 June 2014
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The South African Astroinformatics Alliance (SA3) on behalf of the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) and the Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC) is pleased to announce the release of the VizieR Catalogue Service mirror in Cape Town …

South African astronomers discover stars in the galactic flare

15 May 2014
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South African astronomers have discovered the very first known stars in the flared disk of our Milky Way Galaxy. These stars are situated on the far side of our Galaxy, 80 thousand light years from the Earth and beyond the Galactic Centre. The discover …