He used this for his initial research work at HartRAO which was in the field of HII regions and recombination lines at 2.
on "Radio Studies of Ionised Hydrogen in the Southern Milky Way", using the HartRAO 26m telescope, in 1989.
He also headed the Science Awareness Outreach Programme at HartRAO from 1991.
S7: Radio Telescopes & Instrumentation (SKA, MeerKAT, HartRAO
, C-BASS, PAPER)
A prototype at HartRAO
saw first light in July 2007 and will be moved to the Karoo where the first light experiments must take place before 2009.
we were met by Dr Marion West who guided us through this very impressive facility.
These observations were made in parallel with the first prototype telescope for the Karoo Array Telescope (MeerKAT) that had been built at HartRAO
Dr Michael Bietenholz, a senior research associate at York University in Toronto who is also a staff scientist at HartRAO
, was the keynote speaker on Extreme Explosions and Extreme Telescopes: VBLI Observations of Supernovae and Gamma Ray Bursts.
He thanked in particular Dr Darragh O'Donoghue (and his assistant, Kevin Govender) for defending him at the hearing and those who had been witnesses on his behalf, including Prof Ted Williams of the SALT Board (who had come over specially from the US), Prof Roy Booth of HartRAO
, Prof David Aschman, Prof Renee Kraan-Korteweg and Prof George Ellis (UCT), Prof Patricia Whitelock and Dr Thebe Medupe (UCT/SAAO) and Dr David Buckley (SAAO).
The preliminary program for Saturday includes a morning visit to HartRAO
and a guided tour through the Tswaing meteorite impact crater during the afternoon.