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Huge congratulations to SAAO/UCT PhD Student, Munira Hoosain, who was recently awarded the DSI-Ndoni Mcunu Fellowship in the Doctoral Awards category at the Department of Science and Innovation: Women in Science awards. She is currently working with Dr. Rosalind Skelton, Assoc Prof Sarah Blythe and......

International Team Announces Discovery of Super-Hot Stars Using Southern African Large Telescope Using the largest single optical telescope in the Southern Hemisphere, an international team of astronomers has discovered eight of the hottest stars in the universe, all with surfaces hotter than 100,000 degrees. The......

Scientists looking at data from the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) and long-slit spectroscopy using the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) have found that the so-called ‘Peekaboo’ dwarf galaxy (HIPASS J1131–31) is extremely metal-poor. The discovery is detailed in a paper published recently in the Monthly......

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SAAO Cape Town Open Night

October 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The SAAO Open Nights in Cape Town take place on the second and fourth Saturday of every month at 20:00. All Open Nights will start with a presentation on topics of astronomy or physics. Then, visitors will be given an introduction to the historic McClean…

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