Saturday, 19 October 2019
Prof Whitelock awarded the 2018 SAIP Gold Medal

At the 64th Annual Conference of the South African Institute of Physics in Polokwane (8-12 July 2019), Prof Whitelock was awarded the 2018 SAIP Gold Medal for her outstanding research career in astronomy and astrophysics, and for her distinguished and extensive contributions to leadership, education and human capacity development of the Physics and Astronomy community.



Publication Date:
Mon, 08 Jul 2019 - 18:30
Record crop of Astronomy PhDs reach for the stars

Last April, 5 PhD students in the Astronomy Department at UCT obtained their PhDs: Dr Sam Legodi, Dr Marie Korsaga, Dr Brenda Namumba, Dr Elizabeth Naluminsa and Dr Kerry Paterson. Read about their PhD journeys in this wonderful article for the Science Faculty newsletter.

Publication Date:
Wed, 01 May 2019 - 18:15
Professor Michael Feast: 1926-2019
It is with great sadness that we share the news of the death of Michael Feast. He died peacefully early on the morning of 1 April 2019, aged 92.



Publication Date:
Wed, 03 Apr 2019 - 17:45
Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Astronomy (UCT/SAAO)

The Department of Astronomy at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) have an opening for a joint position in observational astronomy at Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level. Applications are sought from scientists whose research interests lie in stellar astrophysics or extragalactic astronomy, and who could make intensive use of the telescopes at SAAO, including SALT and MeerLICHT.


Publication Date:
Tue, 26 Mar 2019 - 06:45