April 23, 2014
Today I’m continuing with my series of posts about my October 2013 visit to the small town of Sutherland in South Africa’s Northern Cape province. Sutherland is home to a South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) research station that contains many telescopes, including the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT). You can read Part I of this series here, Part II of this series here, Part III of this series here, and Part IV of this series here.
In my last post, I shared some pictures of the famous SALT. In this post I’m sharing pictures of some of the other telescopes that I saw on top of the hill near SALT. You can find a list of all of the telescopes at the SAAO Sutherland facility here. There are all sorts of telescopes located at Sutherland– it’s an astronomer’s heaven! If you can identify any of the telescopes in the pictures, please leave a comment below. I’d love to be able to match my pictures to the list of telescopes at Sutherland.
Without further ado, here are some pictures of some of the awesome telescopes located in Sutherland:
That’s all for this post. In the next post in this series I’ll discuss some of the geology of the Karoo region in the vicinity of Sutherland.