How does radio astronomy work?

Radio telescopes work in much the same way as your normal radio. As you tune your radio to different frequencies, the receiver in your radio picks up different music stations. […]

SARAO appoints new Head of Engineering and Technology Development

SARAO is pleased to announce the appointment of Keitumetse Molamu as the Head of Engineering and Technology Development with effect from 1 September 2022. Molamu holds a BEng, BSc IT […]

South Africa’s MeerKAT radio telescope discovers 8 new millisecond pulsars

Using the sensitivity of one of the SKA precursor telescopes, a group of radio astronomers led by INAF explored the central regions of some globular clusters in search of very […]

SA has capacity to produce ventilators for export, says Ebrahim Patel

SA has the industrial capacity to scale up production of ventilators for export to other African countries should the need arise, trade & industry minister Ebrahim Patel said. SA-manufactured ventilators […]

Webber Wentzel lends a hand in finding solutions for Covid-19 in South Africa

A team of healthcare contract and intellectual property (IP) specialists from Webber Wentzel has contributed their services free of charge to help kickstart the National Ventilator Project (NVP) to build […]

SARAO mandated to manage the production of respiratory ventilators

The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition has mandated the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) to manage the national effort required for the local design, development, production and procurement […]

SARAO Junior engineer wins Best Poster Presentation at UCT Engineering Research Expo

Zwivhuya Ramudzuli, a Junior Engineer in die Digital Backend team at SARAO, won the prize for the Best Poster Presentation at the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Engineering and the […]