At the Centre, one of our objectives is to promote education about, and raise public awareness of, South Africa’s astronomical heritage. We think of “outreach” as a broad term encompassing:
- in-person engagement with an audience (e.g. interviews; public speaking; sidewalk astronomy; site tours),
- the presentation of online media (e.g. conducting a social media campaign; serving content to Wikipedia & Google Earth Historical Imagery), and
- the promotion of the celebration of astronomical anniversaries (including informing local government organizations about their particular astronomical heritage resources).
Virtual observatory tours
Join us on a virtual guided tour of the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) in Cape Town. The SAAO grew out of the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, which was established in 1820.
Currently active projects
- South African Heritage Full Moons [MOON001ZAF20F]