HartRAO

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HartRAOHartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory (South Africa)
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Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory (HartRAO), 30 km north-west of Krugersdorp, is a research facility for radio astronomy managed by SARAO.
He used this for his initial research work at HartRAO which was in the field of HII regions and recombination lines at 2.3 GHz.
The northern telescope is already operating in California, while the southern system is now undergoing final commissioning at HartRAO. After all the systems have been thoroughly checked out it will be moved to the SKA site in the Northern Cape, where the full survey will be done.
Other South African astronomy facilities include the SAAO, the MeerKAT, HartRAO, HESS (High Energy Stereoscopic System), the Boyden Observatory, the Cape Town and Johannesburg Planetariums, and the Hermanus Magnetic Observatory (HMO).
Students are supervized by scientists from universities as well as the specialist research organisations doing work in astronomy, such as the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) in Cape Town, the Hartebeesthoek Radio Observatory (HartRAO) in the west of Gauteng, and the South African Square Kilometre Array Project (SA SKA) in Johannesburg.
HartRAO, SAAO, SA SKA and MeerKAT) or at universities.
* The first pictures taken of the far side of the Moon by American lunar spacecraft were received by the radio telescope at Hartebeesthoek (now HartRAO).
In January 1974 the CSIR appointed Jack Goddard, former assistant station manager at the Hartebeesthoek Deep Space Tracking facility (now HartRAO), as operations manager at Paardefontein.
A second high quality GPS receiver is shared between the South African Department of Land Affairs and HartRAO's Space Geodesy programme as part of the International GPS Service (IGS).
Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory (HartRAO), 30 km NW of Krugersdorp, is a National Facility for radio astronomy managed by the NRF.
This object is the target of a combined SALT, IRSF, KAT-7, and HartRAO observing campaign in June 2012.
According to an announcement from the National Research Foundation, Dr Mike Gaylard has been appointed Managing Director of HartRAO on a fixed term of one (1) year commencing 1 April 2012, pending the finalization of decisions regarding future arrangements related to the management of astronomy facilities in the country.