Learn more about the wonders of space and enjoy star gazing

The observatory Open Night at the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) in Cape Town will take place on August 22 starting at 20h00. Prof. Renée Kraan-Korteweg will present a talk entitled “The large-scale galaxy structures and motions in the nearby Universe”.

The lecture will be followed by a tour of the site and if weather permits there will be an opportunity for some star gazing.

The South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) is a facility of the National Research Foundation, which operates under the Department of Science and Technology.

The SAAO is located off Liesbeeck Parkway, next to the River Club.

CapeTalk’s John Maytham spoke to Prof. Reneé Kraan-Korteweg, Co-Director of the ACGC (Astrophysics, Cosmology and Gravity Centre) at UCT.

According to Prof Korteweg the Open Nights now take place every second Saturday of the month all over the world, depending on the weather.


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