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South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) Cape Town

South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) Cape Town
Area: Southern Suburbs
Suburb: Observatory
Physical Address: Observatory Road, Observatory, Cape Town
Postal Address: PO Box 9, Observatory, 7935, South Africa
Phone: +27 (0)21 447 0025
Fax: +27 (0)21 447 3639
GPS: 33° 56´ 09.80" S; 18° 28´ 37.17" E
Web Address: www.saao.ac.za/public-info/visits/cape-town

South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) Cape Town


SAAO's Cape Town headquarters, on the site of the former Royal Observatory (1828-1971) includes offices, the main library, computing facilities, engineering workshops and historic telescopes.


Members of the public are welcome to visit the SAAO in Cape Town on the second and fourth Saturday of every month at 20H00. The gates will be open and visitors should park near the Main Building; then make their way to the Auditorium for a 45-minute presentation. The topic of the talk is advertised on the SAAO homepage.


The evening's programme will also include an introduction to the historic McClean telescope and the observatory museum, as well as the Observatory building.  If the weather is clear, there will be a chance for everyone to look at something in the sky using the McClean* and other telescopes set up for the night.
*The McClean telescope is currently not available for stargazing until further notice.



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