The Southern African Large Telescope has been a key part of South Africa’s astronomical contributions.
Cape astronomers were responsible for, among other things, the first measurement of the distance to a star; the first photographic sky survey and the accurate measurement of the distance to the sun.
Saturn is one of a few planets in our solar system surrounded by rings.
Vadim Sadovski/Shutterstock/Elements of this image furnished by NASA
We’re not sure how the rings work or how they formed, but there are a few theories.
Taking a look at the interesting world of the South African Astronomical Observatory.
‘Luna de sangre’ vista desde Svalbard, Noruega, a principios de 2018.
Este 27 de julio de 2018, la mayor parte del mundo disfrutará de una noche de extraordinaria actividad en el cielo. Primero, habrá un eclipse lunar total, y es especial porque va a durar mucho más de lo…
A super blue blood moon is seen from Svalbard, Norway earlier this year.
The longest lunar eclipse this century, and other special features such as Mars looking spectacular will be seen.