The biennial ASSA symposium on the theme "Looking backward, Looking forward", was held on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 October in the Auditorium of SAAO
in Observatory, Cape Town.
Rise of the Machines: Supercomputers and Astronomy Research by Dr Shazrene Mohamed, SAAO
Day and night visits to the SAAO
observing site near Sutherland can be booked via 023-5712436 direct during office hours from Monday till Friday.
CONTACT: Barbara Gamsu of SAAO
, 212-557-9599, or Joe Norton of AIG, 212-770-3144/
headquarters in Observatory, Cape Town, is open for night-time visits on the second Saturday of each month at 20:00.
He will be remembered by SAAO
as having to apologize to Prof Phil Charles for his unjust suspension in 2010 (see MNASSA 69, 48-54, 201; 69, 114, 2010).
Since a complete set does not exist any more in the Archive of ASSA the missing copies were tracked down from the SAAO
Up to three SAAO
-ASSA Scholarships may be awarded annually.
He was responsible for the allocation of observing time on the SAAO
telescopes for several years.
1926) expert in stellar studies of the Milky Way and the Magellanic Clouds, SAAO
Director (1974-1992), ASSA President (1957 & 1979) and Gill Medallist (1983).
com mid April, "Chasing Asteroid 1998 QE2" with SAAO
astronomer Nicola Loaring in May 2013, and a short from a 2014 Mars Analog.
24-m UK Schmidt telescope operational at Siding Spring, Australia (1973) 40 Official opening of the Sutherland observing site of the SAAO
(1973) 40 Skylab space station launched (1973) 30 IRAS (Infrared Astronomical Satellite) launched (1983) 30 EXOSAT (European X-ray Observatory Satellite) launched (1983) 20 VLBA (Very Long Baseline Array) begins operation (1993) 20 ASCA (Advanced Satellite for Cosmology and Astrophysics) launched (1993) Key: y.