astronomy

 
More things in heaven and on Earth than are dreamt of
More things in heaven and on Earth than are dreamt of
Hemelliggaam or the Attempt To Be Here Now, is a project by Tommaso Fiscaletti and Nic Grobler that makes connections between the...
Astrophysicists bicker over extraterrestrial drive-by
Astrophysicists bicker over extraterrestrial drive-by
A scientific paper led by two researchers at Harvard University made a splash this week by claiming that a cigar-shaped rock zooming through our...
A big moment for Africa: Why the MeerKAT and astronomy matter
A big moment for Africa: Why the MeerKAT and astronomy matter
Astronomy in Africa will take a giant leap forward with the...
Is maths any of their beeswax?
Is maths any of their beeswax?
Bees were once thought to be geniuses, natural architects with supernatural mastery over mathematics. This reputation came in for a good kicking a...
New telescope MeerLicht to observe transients
New telescope MeerLicht to observe transients
It can happen in the blink of an eye: millions of light years away a star collapses in on itself. From Earth, that cataclysmic event is only a...
World reaches for the stars in SA
World reaches for the stars in SA
Dust rises from the tyres of a brimming trailer as a bakkie trundles slowly over dry farm roads in the Northern Cape. Antennae and receivers are...
The life (on other worlds) of Brian
The life (on other worlds) of Brian
In an infinite universe, it is "absolutely clear" that there are other civilisations out there, Professor Brian Cox told the Mail & Guardian....
[Slideshow]Celebrating our shared sky
[Slideshow]Celebrating our shared sky
Indigenous artists from Australia and South Africa have participated in a collaborative exhibition, organised by the SKA, that celebrates our shared night sky.
Astronomers discover old, distant galaxy
Astronomers discover old, distant galaxy
Astronomers have found an old and distant galaxy that is believed to date back to a time when the universe was just 650-million years old, a...
[Video]SKA: To the stars and beyond
[Video]SKA: To the stars and beyond
The Square Kilometre Array, the biggest scientific endeavour in the world, is under construction in SA. We went to see the ground-breaking project.
Suddenly Africa is looking up
Suddenly Africa is looking up
Boredom is an under-appreciated and misunderstood tool in scientific innovation. Albert Einstein was pushing paper in a patent office when he...
Oldest known Mayan charts found in Gautemala jungle
Oldest known Mayan charts found in Gautemala jungle
Ancient inscriptions on the walls of a looted house in the Guatemalan jungle are the oldest astronomical charts known from the Mayan civilisation. Explorers chanced upon the writings while excavating a room buried under a collapsed building that was overgrown with...

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