Is a deep space radio signal proof of aliens?

2016-08-31 16:06

A radio signal has been detected from a star system situated 94 light years away from Earth, which could be a sign of beings existing on another planet.

SA observatory finds stars in Milky Way

2014-05-14 16:59

South African astronomers have found the first known stars in the flared disk of the Milky Way galaxy, the SA Astronomical Observatory says.

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.


South African wins global science prize

2016-02-08 13:37

A South African will join the likes of Sir David Attenborough in receiving the Edinburgh Medal to honour global scientists.

Sun sibling found

2014-05-13 13:29

Researchers analysing the interstellar dust have concluded that they have found the sun's sibling.

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.

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