Astronomy in South Africa: SALT, SKA and Growing the Local Community

Wednesday, 29 January 2020 8 a.m. — 9 a.m. MST

AURA Lecture Hall

NOIRLab South Colloquia
CATHERINE CRESS (University of Western Cape, South Africa and NOAO South Visiting Astronomer)

I'll give an overview of big Astronomy projects in South Africa, particular the MeerKat/SKA radio telescope and SALT, the 10m-class optical telescope. I'll also discuss efforts to ensure the massive investment in Astronomy is worthwhile for South Africa.