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SARChI Postdoctoral Fellowship in Extragalactic Astronomy
Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 10:00

Through the National Research Foundation Research Chair Initiative, University of Cape Town is offering a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Extragalactic Astronomy. The successful applicant will work with Professor Thomas Jarrett, Research Chair in Astrophysics and Space Science, focusing on local-universe galaxies. The successful applicant will be joining a growing experimental and theoretical research group that exploits multi-wavelength (radio to UV) observations to study star formation and galaxy evolution, large-scale structures and cosmic flows. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in extragalactic infrared space missions, notably Herschel, Spitzer and WISE, and working with the Herschel Extragalactic Legacy Project (HELP).

PhD position available in Astronomy
Monday, May 15, 2017 - 10:00

The department of Astronomy at the University of Cape Town (UCT) invites applications for a PhD position in astronomy. This position is funded through a PhD scholarship of the Faculty of Science at UCT. Funding is aligned to the SKA standard for PhD scholarships in South Africa. The deadline for applications is 15 May 2017, and we envisage a starting date of 1 July 2017

UCT radio astronomy scores large chunk of MeerKAT observation time
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 11:00

Four UCT Astrophysics, Cosmology and Gravity Research Centre (ACGC) Key Science proposals are among ten successful bids for the 43 000 hours of observing time allocated to radio astronomers from Africa and around the world on South Africa's MeerKAT telescope.

Astronomy department hosts workshop on Radio Transients with MeerKAT
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 10:45

The Astrophysics, Cosmology and Gravity Centre (http://www.acgc.uct.ac.za) is organising the first ThunderKAT workshop on Radio Transients with MeerKAT

Chair of Astronomy, Prof Renée Kraan-Korteweg, selected as finalist in the 2011 DST Women in Science award
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 10:45

Prof Kraan-Korteweg, the chair of Astronomy and head of the Astronomy department at UCT, has been selected as a finalist at the 2011 Women in Science Award organized by the South African Department of Science and Technology. 

Dr Danielle Lucero takes up a postdoctoral fellowship associated with the SKA SARChI chair in Multi-wavelength Extragalactic Astronomy
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 10:45

Dr Lucero arrived in mid-July to work with Prof Claude Carignan. She completed, earlier this year, a PhD thesis entitled: “A High Resolution Study of the Cold Gas in Early-type Galaxies” with Dr Lisa Young at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in Socorro

Prof Claude Carignan takes up SKA SARChI chair in Multi-wavelength Extragalactic Astronomy
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 10:45

From left to right: A/Prof Patrick Woudt (Acting Head: Astronomy Department), Dr Marilet Sienaert (Director: Research Office), Prof Danie Visser (DVC for Research), Prof Claude Carignan (incoming SA SKA SARChI professor)

Public lecture on campus on "Will the World End in 2012?" by Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 10:45

The Astrophysics, Cosmology and Gravity Centre (http://www.acgc.uct.ac.za), in association with the organising committee of the 2nd Middle East / Africa Regional IAU Meeting of Astronomy, will host a public lecture on Tuesday 12 April at 7pm (New Science Lecture Theatre, upper campus) on "Will the World End in 2012?" by Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell.

ACGC Proudly Supports the African SKA Bid
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 10:30

Today (15 September 2011) marks the day when both Australia/New Zealand and South Africa (and their 8 African partner countries) submit their final site bids to host the Square Kilometer Array (SKA). The Astrophysics, Cosmology and Gravity Research Centre at the University of Cape Town proudly supports the African bid for the SKA.

Development of large EMCCD detectors
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 10:30

On 9 September 2011, Prof. Claude Carignan of UCT was at the company e2v in Chelmsford, UK for the kick-off meeting to start the development of large EMCCD detectors, in collaboration with the Montreal Laboratoire d’Astrophysique Expérimentale (Olivier Hernandez) and the Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille (Jean-Luc Gach).

Trip to Sutherland
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 10:30

On the invitation of Prof Phil Charles (Director SAAO, and Honorary Professor UCT), the VC Dr Max Price, the DVC of Research Prof Danie Visser and his wife Anita Visser, Prof Renee Kraan-Korteweg (HOD Astronomy, UCT) and her husband Peter Kraan, Prof Patricia Whitelock (SAAO/UCT) and her husband Dr John Menzies (SAAO) visited the SAAO observatory site in Sutherland on the weekend of 22/23 August.

Undergraduate Major in Astrophysics at UCT
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 10:30

Starting in 2006, the Department of Astronomy at UCT will offer the undergraduate `Specialisation in Astrophysics'. See our courses page for full details. From 2010 onwards the 'specialisations' have been replaced with 'majors'.

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