n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - South African SALT User Community Workshop : news notes




Extracted from text ... mnassa vol 64 nos 5 & 6 88 A workshop to acquaint the South African astronomical community with the SALT telescope and its capabilities was held at SAAO on 19-20 March 2005. It was attended by potential users from all the institutions in the country with astronomical interests, optical or otherwise. Following a welcome address by the Director of SAAO, Prof Phil Charles, a visual tour of the facilities at Sutherland was given. Some of this material is available for viewing at [http://www. salt.ac.za/sa/userworkshop.htm]. A presentation on the basics of optical astronomy was given by Darragh O'Donoghue (SAAO) for astronomers from other wavelength regions. David Buckley (SAAO) presented an overview of SALT's capabilities. Unlike conventional fully-steerable telescopes, the visibility of SALT ..


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