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Call for Applications for the National Astrophysics and Space Science Programme (NASSP) Honours Degree 2022
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 - 14:00
Application deadline: 31 August 2021

The National Honours Programme in Astrophysics and Space Science (NASSP) is currently offered at three university nodes in collaboration with other partner universities. The three nodes are at: University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN – Westville Campus), University of Cape Town (UCT), and North-West University (NW

2022 MSc and PhD Research Opportunities in Astronomy
Wed, 19 May 2021 - 11:30

The department of Astronomy at UCT offers research opportunities for students who wants to pursue Masters and PhD

Astronomy Lecturer Position
Sun, 22 Nov 2020 - 12:15

The Department of Astronomy seeks to appoint a full-time academic at the Lecturer level. Applications are sought
from scientists whose research interests lie in Extragalactic Multi-Wavelength Astronomy. Preference will be given
to applicants whose research interests include radio/HI observations of galaxies and complement or include existing
extragalactic research programmes within the department. The department has close links with the South African
Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO)
and the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) and the successful
candidate will have access to MeerKAT through Open Time calls, collaborative programmes within existing MeerKAT
Large Survey Projects, the South African share on SALT, and telescopes of the SAAO.

The department also has a well-established undergraduate major in astrophysics and hosts one of the nodes of the
postgraduate National Astrophysics and Space Science Programme (NASSP). The successful candidate will be
expected to contribute towards the teaching portfolio of the department.

Astronomy Lecturer Position (application deadline 7 December 2020)
Sun, 22 Nov 2020 - 12:15

The Department of Astronomy seeks to appoint a full-time academic at the Lecturer level. Applications are sought
from scientists whose research interests lie in Extragalactic Multi-Wavelength Astronomy. Preference will be given
to applicants whose research interests include radio/HI observations of galaxies and complement or include existing
extragalactic research programmes within the department. The department has close links with the South African
Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) and the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) and the successful
candidate will have access to MeerKAT through Open Time calls, collaborative programmes within existing MeerKAT
Large Survey Projects, the South African share on SALT, and telescopes of the SAAO.

InspiringFifty South Africa 2020
Wed, 18 Nov 2020 - 23:45

Congratulations to Miss Tshiamiso Makwela, Ph.D. candidates in our Department, who is among the winners of InspiringFifty South Africa 2020, a non-profit organization that aims to increase diversity in tech.

UCT College of Fellows’ Young researcher Award for 2020
Wed, 11 Nov 2020 - 13:45

We are very proud to announce that Dr. Itumeleng Monageng, who holds a joint lectureship position between the Department of Astronomy at UCT and at the South African Astronomical Observatory, has received the UCT College of Fellows’ Young researcher Award for 2020! Dr. Monageng is a stellar astrophysicist studying X-ray binary stars and he is one of only 7 young researchers at UCT to receive this prestigious award this year! Congratulations!

 

UCT SARAO South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI) Position
Fri, 16 Oct 2020 - 21:15

The Department of Astronomy at the University of Cape Town invites applications for the UCT SARAO South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI) Professor in Extragalactic Multi-Wavelength Astronomy. The position will be supported initially for a 5-year term by the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) and the National Research Foundation (NRF) through a generous budget covering postgraduate students and postdoctoral fellows, administrative support, plus an operating grant, and is therefore subject to final approval by the NRF.

Call for Applications for the National Astrophysics and Space Science Programme (NASSP) Honours Degree 2021
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 - 14:00
Application deadline: 31 August 2020

The National Honours Programme in Astrophysics and Space Science (NASSP) is currently offered at three university nodes in collaboration with other partner universities. The three nodes are at: University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN – Westville Campus), University of Cape Town (UCT), and North-West University (NW

SARAO - UCT Department of Astronomy Undergraduate and Honours Bursaries for 2020
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 - 21:30

We are happy to announce the availability of 5 undergraduate and Honours bursaries for 2020 funded by SARAO to study Astronomy/Astrophysics at UCT. The breakdown is as follows:

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Astronomy (3 year contract)
Thu, 26 Dec 2019 - 12:30

The Department of Astronomy at the University of Cape Town is seeking to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer on a three-year contract. Applications are sought from scientists whose research interests lie in multi-wavelength stellar astrophysics or extragalactic astronomy. Preference will be given to applicants whose research interests complement or include existing research programmes within the Department of Astronomy.

2019 December graduation
Fri, 20 Dec 2019 - 12:00

At the December 2019 Science graduation ceremony, two Astronomy postgraduate students obtained their degree. Amidou Sorgho, now Dr Sorgho, obtained his PhD for a thesis on deep HI (neutral hydrogen gas) observations of nearby late-type spiral galaxies, and Abubakr Ibrahim obtained his MSc for a dissertation on dispersion measure variations in pulsar observations with LOFAR. Congratulations Amidou and Abubakr!

New facilities added to the Tony Fairall Teaching Telescope
Fri, 13 Dec 2019 - 12:00

On Friday 13 December 2019, the Dean of Science at UCT, Prof Maano Ramutsindela, formally opened the second optical teaching telescope. This is a new 14-inch Celestron telescope dedicated towards optical spectroscopy. The Tony Fairall Teaching Observatory of the Department of Astronomy at UCT now consists of two 14-in Celestron optical teaching telescopes, and one 3-m radio teaching telescope. The latter is housed at the SAAO. 

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