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Southern African Large Telescope helps to unveil a record-breaking cosmic blast

14 January 2016
Artist's impression of ASASSN-15lh

A collaboration of telescopes, including a major contribution by the Southern African Large Telescope in Sutherland, has unveiled a cosmic explosion about 200 times more powerful than a typical supernova, events which already rank amongst the mightiest …

Southern African Large Telescope reveals too large a black hole

29 September 2015
active galactic nucleus

The Southern African Large Telescope (SALT), Africa’s most powerful eye on the sky, has been used to discover a supermassive black hole in the centre of a modest galaxy, SAGE0536AGN. All but the smallest galaxies are thought to harbour a black hole, bu …

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 …