oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Maintenance contract for Africa's giant eye awarded

Volume 13, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



Extracted from text ... MAINTENANCE CONTRACT FOR AFRICA'S GIANT EYE AWARDED THE SOUTH AFRICAN ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY (SAAO) has chosen ApplyIT's Aurora-Maintenance software to manage the maintenance of the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) which, once complete in July 2005, will be the largest single optical telescope in the southern hemisphere. Also known as Africa's giant eye, SALT is under construction in Sutherland in the Karoo, the SAAO's main astronomical observation site renowned for its clear weather and dark, cloud-free, unpolluted skies. The US$30 million telescope is a modified version of the Hobby-Eberly telescope in Texas. It is owned by the SALT Foundation, an international consortium ..

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