n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Ten years of the IRSF and the future : news notes




The Infrared Survey Facility or IRSF at Sutherland, a 1.4m telescope dedicated to infrared surveys, was opened officially on 15 November 2000. It was the result of an agreement signed in August 1998 between the South African Astronomical Observatory and the Graduate School of Science of Nagoya University in Japan. Most of the cost was met by a grant from the Japanese Ministry of Education but the building was paid for by South Africa. The observing time on the telescope is divided accordingly.


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