n Without Prejudice - The astronomical impact of the Astronomy Geographic Advantage Act : astronomy law

Volume 12, Issue 11
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



In February 2010, then Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, declared all land in the Northern Cape Province 250km from the centre of the South African Large Telescope dome as an astronomy advantage area for optical astronomy purposes. In addition, she has declared the whole of the territory of the Northern Cape Province, excluding Kimberly, as an astronomy advantage area for radio astronomy purposes.

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