Using the High Energy Stereoscopic System
(HESS) gamma ray telescopes in Namibia, the researchers have surveyed the Milky Way in gamma ray light for the past 15 years.
The setting up of this Southern African regional node is important as this part of the region is presently very active in terms of the creation of world-class astronomy facilities which includes the optical Southern African Large Telescope (SALT), the radio Karoo Array Telescope (MeerKAT), the gamma-ray High Energy Stereoscopic System
(HESS) and also the Square Kilometre Array.
In particular, the completion of the High Energy Stereoscopic System
(HESS) in Namibia and the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) in South Africa, together with the construction of the Karoo Array Telescope (KAT), also in South Africa and the bid by South Africa to host the SKA, has transformed African astronomy.
Namibia is a favourite to host one of the dishes as the country already hosts the High Energy Stereoscopic System
The High Energy Stereoscopic System
(H.E.S.S), an array of telescopes located in Namibia, captured these flashes from PKS 2155-304.
Hooper suggests that ground-based gamma ray telescopes, such as the High Energy Stereoscopic System
(H.E.S.S.) in southern Africa, or the Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System (VERITAS) located on Mount Hopkins in Arizona, could be used to collect huge numbers of electrons.
The other is the High Energy Stereoscopic System
, which constructed three large gamma ray detecting telescopes in Namibia, and achieved several breakthroughs.
In these proceedings of the conference of July 2004, contributors describe their research in high energy astrophysics in their connection with high-energy gamma ray astronomy, with several describing results from the recent installation of the High Energy Stereoscopic System
Researchers used the High Energy Stereoscopic System
( an array of four telescopes ( in Namibia, Africa, to detect an object radiating high-energy gamma rays.
He was also involved in the High Energy Stereoscopic System
(H.E.S.S.) since the late 1990s, and was Group Leader for the South African participation in this highly-successful gamma-ray project.
The team aimed the High Energy Stereoscopic System
, an array of four telescopes in Namibia, at a supernova remnant in the Southern Hemisphere.