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Welcome to the homepage of the Centre for Astronomical Heritage, a non-profit company registered in South Africa (NPC 2016/295672/08) working to record, preserve, and disseminate information about, South Africa’s tangible and intangible astronomical heritage.

Our objectives are:

  1. to be aware of, and respond to, opportunities and threats to South Africa’s astronomical heritage;
  2. to curate a digital repository of information which will serve as a virtual museum, research portal, and heritage conservation resource;
  3. to provide advice & training about matters relating to astronomical heritage;
  4. to promote education about, and raise public awareness of, South Africa’s astronomical heritage;
  5. to conduct original research into South Africa’s astronomical heritage;
  6. to support the restoration and curation of immovable & movable tangible astronomical heritage;
  7. to document astronomical aspects of cultural heritage & indigenous knowledge systems;
  8. to document astronomical aspects of immovable & movable tangible astronomical heritage;
  9. to act as a conservation body by assisting with site declaration and object registration; and
  10. to liaise with relevant national and international organizations.

Protecting South Africa’s astronomical heritage