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UWC Astro Group at the UWC Open Day

5th May 2017

Are you interested in space, galaxies, or questions about how the universe came to exist? Do the mysteries of black holes, dark matter and dark energy intrigue you? Then come and visit the UWC Astrophysics group at the UWC Open …

MeerKAT produces its first remarkable image

24th May 2016

More than 100 researchers and students from South Africa and around the world are meeting this week to share plans to use the MeerKAT radio telescope. The MeerKAT Science Workshop will be held at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study …

Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting 2016

11th May 2016

This year the Nobel Laureate Meeting will take place in Lindau, Germany with one of our esteemed department members to be in attendance. Siyambonga Matshawule has been selected to attend the prestigious meeting. Its aim is to give STEM academics …

New Centre for Radio Cosmology at UWC

3rd Feb 2016

The Astrophysics group is pleased to announce the creation of a new research centre – Centre for Radio Cosmology (CRC) funded by the South African SKA Project. The centre, led by prof. Mario Santos, aims to fully exploit the use …

135 chapters, 1200 contributors, 2000 pages of SKA science

16th Sep 2015

Wednesday 16 September 2015, SKA Organisation HQ – Today SKA Organisation is releasing the new official SKA science book, Advancing Astrophysics with the Square Kilometre Array. The book contains the proceedings from the SKA science conference held in Giardini Naxos, Sicily last year. The two-volume book …

SKA Key Science Workshop in Stockholm

10th Sep 2015

The SKA Key Science Workshop kicked off on Monday 24th August in Stockholm, Sweden. In attendance of the event which terminated on Thursday the 27th, were some 150 astronomers from 23 different countries. The event also marked the first of a …

Three SA Universities join forces to bolster SKA

3rd Sep 2015

New initiative will make SA data science globally competitive  Three South African universities have established a partnership to form the Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy (IDIA), a flagship project that responds to the big data challenge of the Square …