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A Cosmic Safari: South African Astronomy from Tradition to Innovation

A Cosmic Safari: South African Astronomy from Tradition to Innovation
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Dr Daniel Cunnama, SAAO's Science Engagement Astronomer, expores the wonders of South African Astronomy, from ancient indigenous methods of understanding the sky to modern marvels like the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) – the biggest optical telescope in the southern hemisphere. Discover how the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO), established in 1820, has been a key player in global astronomy. We'll also dive into the fascinating world of multi-wavelength astronomy, observing the universe across different light wavelengths. Plus, get a sneak peek into the cutting-edge MeerKAT and SKA radio telescopes, unlocking secrets of black holes, pulsars, and the universe's deepest mysteries.

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