n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - The SALT Science Conference 2015 : news note

Volume 74, Issue 7_8
  • ISSN : 0024-8266



The Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) Foundation and South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) are delighted with the success of the SALT Science Conference 2015 held in Stellenbosch from the 1st to the 5th June. The programme was jam-packed with talks, poster presentations, practical workshops and discussions showcasing SALT's capabilities. Over ninety astronomers and education professionals attended the conference representing over twenty nationalities. Delegates from astronomical institutes in seven countries attended the conference to foster scientific collaborations and enhance partnerships with the South African astronomical community. Education and outreach professionals also contributed to the conference programme in recognition of the pivotal role that SALT has played in the advancement of astronomy and science education and in skills development within South Africa.

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