Quest Volume 12 Number 4 2016

Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (2016)

Cite: Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), (2016). Quest: Science for South Africa, 12(4). [Online] Available at:

Contents: Africa’s giant eye in the sky: Inspiring society by exploring the Universe: Petri Vaisanen shows how SALT is expanding our Universe; A night in the life: Lisa Crause gives us a glimpse of a night at the observatory; Maintaining our second largest telescope: Keeping Africa’s second largest optical telescope, the old ‘74-inch’, in business by Lisa Crause; Old telescopes, new software: Carel van Gend shows that old telescopes are still useful; Hidden galaxies: Anja Schröder provides a multiwavelength view of galaxies hidden by our Milky Way; SALT: astronomy for the benefit of the people: Sivuyile Manxoyi shows how astronomy contributes to sustainable development; The history of the stars: David Gilbank uncovers the history of star formation; How do we know what we know: Steve Crawford explains how astronomers use spectroscopy to unlock the secrets of the Universe; The transient Universe: David Buckley explains how we are observing the transient universe in South Africa; Sprites over South Africa.

Publisher: Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)
Peer review status: Non-Peer Reviewed