A group of astronomers, including ACRU members Jonathan Sievers, Tabhitha Voytek, and PhD student Apratim Ganguly, have discovered a fast radio burst (FRB) using the Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia.
A group of astrophysicists, including new ACRU member Dr. Yin-Zhe Ma, has perhaps solved a long standing problem in cosmology.
A small conference which aims to bring together theorists and observers to discuss the challenges that remain in cosmology.
Deep Cinematography of the Whole Sky with the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST). SKA, MeerKAT and more – radio astronomy in Africa
ACRU will be hosting an introductory radio astronomy school, on behalf of Square Kilometre Array South Africa, from 9-14 December 2014. The school is primarily aimed at final year undergraduates, Hons, and MSc students.
UKZN will host the 5th National Research Foundation (NRF) Astronomy Advisory Council meeting on the 26th of June 2015 at the Westville campus. The Council is responsible for providing scientific advice to the NRF Astronomy sub-Agency, which is headed by the Deputy CEO for Astronomy, Prof Nithaya Chetty.
We invite the South African astronomical community to participate in the Astronomy Town Meeting 2015 which will be hosted by UKZN at the Protea Hotel, Umhlanga, Durban, 26 – 28 June 2015.
Three of our students have been selected to attend the prestigious Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Germany in June 2015.
The South African Astronomical Observatory has donated a 0.75m telescope to UKZN, which arrived on 9th February. The telescope will be used for student projects and public outreach, hopefully from 2016, after a dome has been constructed to house the telescope.
ACRU member Dr. Cynthia Chiang, returned in January from a two month visit to Antarctica where she participated in an experiment called SPIDER that studied the earliest moments of our universe’s creation.