South Africa has had a long and rich history of stellar astronomy, indeed the first ever measurement of the distance to a star (Alpha Centauri) was made here in 1833. Today we continue this tradition, working on multi-wavelength observations and numerical simulations of a wide range of stellar systems including:
- transients e.g., novae and supernovae;
- interacting binaries e.g., cataclysmic variables, symbiotic and X-ray binaries;
- variable stars e.g., pulsating red giants, flare and R CrB stars;
For a more detailed description of our interests, see our Stellar Astrophysics Group Members page.
Questions or comments? Please contact: shazrene at saao.ac.za