Science

Gigantic galaxies discovered with the MeerKAT telescope

Two giant radio galaxies have been discovered with South Africa’s powerful MeerKAT telescope. These galaxies are amongst the largest single objects in the Universe and are thought to be quite […]

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 […]

MeerKAT and SALT combine to solve mystery stellar event

Scientists using the MeerKAT radio telescope and the Southern African Large Telescope have combined forces for the first time to discover and identify a unique and previously-unseen flare of radio […]

South Africa’s MeerKAT discovers missing gas in distant galaxy

An international team of astronomers today announced the resolution of a long-standing mystery related to the formation and evolution of galaxies, by discovering vast amounts of hydrogen gas in a […]

MeerKAT radio telescope inaugurated in South Africa – reveals clearest view yet of centre of the Milky Way

Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr David Mabuza, officially inaugurated the MeerKAT radio telescope on Friday, 13 July 2018. After a decade in design and construction, this […]

Vela Pulsar Glitch Caught 2004/07/07

A starquake on one of the littlest stars, 1500 light years away, caused some excitement among radio astronomers from South Africa and Australia. The star “the Vela Pulsar” is no […]

A two day Workshop entitled PULSAR STUDIES IN AFRICA was held at the Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory on the 3rd and 4th December 2001

Photographs of the meeting may be viewed. Abstracts of the presentations are given below. The full text of the articles is available at the African Skies web edition. Note that […]