Last chance to see meteor shower

2014-03-17 08:30

Despite a bright Moon, there is still an opportunity to view the gamma-Normids meteor shower which peaked recently.

Sutherland gets three small telescopes

2013-03-25 14:38

The Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope network has come a step closer to completion with the installation of three telescopes in Sutherland.

Astronomy shoots for mass appeal

2013-01-24 13:01

Astronomy is coming to the masses as data from telescopes becomes freely available to anyone with an internet connection.

UFOs often misidentified - astronomer

2012-07-17 11:30

Astronomers say that people often misidentify known astronomical objects for UFOs.

SA takes lead on astronomy with Salt

2011-11-08 11:33

The Southern African Large Telescope represents hope for South Africa to be a global leader in astronomy and universe exploration, experts have said.

Astronomers: Black holes help form galaxies

2011-06-20 14:05

Black hole study is important because they help form galaxies, astronomers have theorised.

Total lunar eclipse for SA

2011-05-25 14:41

The South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) has announced that a rare eclipse will be visible in SA.

Take UFOs seriously, SA group urges

2011-01-26 14:30

A small South African group is urging people to take UFO sightings seriously and calls for the government to release secret UFO files.

Sun secrets to be probed

2010-11-01 11:12

An astronomer has said that understanding our sun gives us clues to understanding stars in the galaxy, and may even hold secrets to understand climate change.

Space week competition for kids

2010-10-07 13:45

Learners can win themselves a computer in an essay competition to celebrate International Space Week hosted by the Southern African Amateur Radio Satellite Association.


SA astronomy alliance launched

2013-08-02 12:44

The National Research Foundation's (NRF) three astronomical facilities have formed the South African Astroinformatics Alliance.

Don't panic over meteor - astronomer

2013-03-13 12:02

The meteor that streaked across the sky over Cape Town is no cause for alarm because of its size, an astronomer has said.

No danger of 2012 impact - astronomer

2012-07-26 07:45

An astronomer has indicated that there is no danger from any known astronomical body that may impact the Earth this year.

Moon to be closest to Earth

2012-05-04 07:18

The Moon will reach its closest approach to the Earth during the next full Moon, the South African Astronomical Observatory has said.

Astronomers 'excited' by supernova

2011-08-29 16:12

Astronomers have discovered a supernova that may help to test current theories of the universe.

Strange planetary system found

2011-06-14 21:43

Two astronomers in South Africa have found evidence for the existence of two giant planets orbiting a binary star system.

SA helps in exoplanet hunting

2011-03-09 07:02

South African astronomers are involved in the discovery and analysis of possible exoplanets several light years away.

Difficult SA viewing for meteor shower

2010-11-15 22:16

There should be some strange lights in the sky as the Leonid meteor shower appears, but viewing conditions won't be fantastic for South Africans.

Salt adds flavour to Sutherland

2010-10-08 07:10

The Southern African Larger Telescope has brought more than astronomy to the depressed town of Sutherland.

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