n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Visitors' observatory for Sutherland : news notes




Extracted from text ... april 2006 33 news notes Visitors' Observatory for Sutherland With the tremendous public interest raised by SALT, day-visitor numbers in Sutherland have increased greatly. After many public requests for night visits, a schedule was introduced allowing public viewing on Saturday nights, using the 20-inch telescope. Initially, one night per month was set aside, but it was soon extended to every weekend, due to popular demand. The 30-inch, the only other telescope still fitted with an eyepiece, also had to be included for larger groups at times. However, the situation was still not ideal for a number of reasons. ..


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