n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Astronomy Education Milestone in Hermanus : observers page

Volume 69, Issue 11_12
  • ISSN : 0024-8266



Education in South Africa was achieved during October when Hermanus Centre members, together with science teachers and learners from Hermanus High School and Qhayiya Secondary School, saw "first light" on the 1,2m MONET North telescope at the McDonald Observatory, Texas via the internet from the Hermanus High School's computer room. This all happened under the capable, enthusiastic and patient guidance of MONET Project Leader Dr Rick Hessman of the Institut für Astrophysik, Göttingen, through a Skype link to his home in Göttingen, Germany.

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