20–22 OCTOBER 2020

20–22 OCTOBER 2020

SAAO 200 CONVERTS TO VIRTUAL

Going Beyond the Traditional Symposium to Celebrate Beyond 200 Years of Astronomy

The South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) has been closely monitoring the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa, and due to the uncertainty it continues to cause, we have decided to convert our 2020 Symposium to virtual. But even though current events have proscribed the traditional in-person gathering, we can still connect with each other in the virtual environment to mark the milestone of SAAO’s 200th anniversary.

We’re proud to announce this first for SAAO. The Virtual Symposium will be a fully virtual, interactive experience, livestreamed from Tuesday, 20 October through Thursday, 22 October. Abstracts and posters will still be available to view beforehand, and a benefit of the virtual platform is that content can remain available on-demand afterward.

REGISTER NOW
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS

SAAO 200 CONVERTS TO VIRTUAL

Going Beyond the Traditional Symposium to Celebrate Beyond 200 Years of Astronomy

The South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) has been closely monitoring the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa, and due to the uncertainty it continues to cause, we have decided to convert our 2020 Symposium to virtual. But even though current events have proscribed the traditional in-person gathering, we can still connect with each other in the virtual environment to mark the milestone of SAAO’s 200th anniversary.

We’re proud to announce this first for SAAO. The Virtual Symposium will be a fully virtual, interactive experience, livestreamed from Tuesday, 20 October through Thursday, 22 October. Abstracts and posters will still be available to view beforehand, and a benefit of the virtual platform is that content can remain available on-demand afterward.

REGISTER NOW
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS

SAAO 200 CONVERTS TO VIRTUAL

Going Beyond the Traditional Symposium to Celebrate Beyond 200 Years of Astronomy

The South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) has been closely monitoring the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa, and due to the uncertainty it continues to cause, we have decided to convert our 2020 Symposium to virtual. But even though current events have proscribed the traditional in-person gathering, we can still connect with each other in the virtual environment to mark the milestone of SAAO’s 200th anniversary.

We’re proud to announce this first for SAAO. The Virtual Symposium will be a fully virtual, interactive experience, livestreamed from Tuesday, 20 October through Thursday, 22 October. Abstracts and posters will still be available to view beforehand, and a benefit of the virtual platform is that content can remain available on-demand afterward.

REGISTER NOW
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS

ABOUT US

Founded in 1820, the SAAO is the national centre for optical and infrared astronomy in South Africa. Its primary role is to conduct fundamental research in astronomy and astrophysics by providing a world-class facility to scientists. The SAAO also promotes astronomy and astrophysics in Southern Africa, by sharing research findings and discoveries, and participating in outreach activities to enthuse citizens about physics and astronomy

The Cape Town Observatory was formally declared a National Heritage Site by the South African Heritage and Resource Agency (SAHRA) in December 2018. This is a very exciting development for the SAAO, recognising the incredible achievements and their significance over the past two centuries, and ensuring this heritage is preserved.

Moreover, the beginning of the 21st century has seen a renewal of Africa’s strong heritage of astronomical excellence. South Africa is now home to the largest optical telescope in the southern hemisphere (SALT) and the largest and most powerful radio telescope in the southern hemisphere (MeerKAT) and will host a large part of the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Project.

ABOUT US

Founded in 1820, the SAAO is the national centre for optical and infrared astronomy in South Africa. Its primary role is to conduct fundamental research in astronomy and astrophysics by providing a world-class facility to scientists. The SAAO also promotes astronomy and astrophysics in Southern Africa, by sharing research findings and discoveries, and participating in outreach activities to enthuse citizens about physics and astronomy

The Cape Town Observatory was formally declared a National Heritage Site by the South African Heritage and Resource Agency (SAHRA) in December 2018. This is a very exciting development for the SAAO, recognising the incredible achievements and their significance over the past two centuries, and ensuring this heritage is preserved.

Moreover, the beginning of the 21st century has seen a renewal of Africa’s strong heritage of astronomical excellence. South Africa is now home to the largest optical telescope in the southern hemisphere (SALT) and the largest and most powerful radio telescope in the southern hemisphere (MeerKAT) and will host a large part of the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Project.

ABOUT US

Founded in 1820, the SAAO is the national centre for optical and infrared astronomy in South Africa. Its primary role is to conduct fundamental research in astronomy and astrophysics by providing a world-class facility to scientists. The SAAO also promotes astronomy and astrophysics in Southern Africa, by sharing research findings and discoveries, and participating in outreach activities to enthuse citizens about physics and astronomy

The Cape Town Observatory was formally declared a National Heritage Site by the South African Heritage and Resource Agency (SAHRA) in December 2018. This is a very exciting development for the SAAO, recognising the incredible achievements and their significance over the past two centuries, and ensuring this heritage is preserved.

Moreover, the beginning of the 21st century has seen a renewal of Africa’s strong heritage of astronomical excellence. South Africa is now home to the largest optical telescope in the southern hemisphere (SALT) and the largest and most powerful radio telescope in the southern hemisphere (MeerKAT) and will host a large part of the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Project.