n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - 'Friends of the Cape Town Observatory' formed : news notes
|Article Title||'Friends of the Cape Town Observatory' formed : news notes|
|© Publisher:||Astronomical Society of Southern Africa (ASSA)|
|Journal||MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Aug 2009|
The 'Friends of the Cape Town Observatory' is a new organisation at an early stage of formation. Its objectives are to restore the old telescopes and other astronomical artefacts at the Cape Town observatory site, and include taking an interest in the grounds and museum. It aims to ensure that the old telescopes are maintained in a proper state for all to enjoy. Many members of the public, teachers and learners visit the observatory each month, and the 'Friends' feel it is important that they can present astronomy in Cape Town in its proper context as a prominent contributor to science on a world stage.
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