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Observatory/Telescope SALT - Southern African Large Telescope

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Located in South Africa :: Northern Cape (Great Karoo)  :: Sutherland
Category: Attraction :: Observatory/Telescope

Sutherland is a popular place for the observatory, because of Namakwa's clear, dark skies and evenly distributed weather patterns. Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) is the largest single optical telescope in the southern hemisphere. The SAAO is open to visitors - 2 Day tours per day R120.00 pp and booking is essential (maximum of 20 people). Tours include slide presentation, a talk on SALT, explanations of how astronomers collect data, and a tour of the domes.

Address :  Sutherland, Karoo, South Africa
Postal :  P.O. Box 9, Observatory, 7935, Karoo, South Africa
Contact :  SALT
Contact 2 :  SAAO
Tel :  +27(0)23 571 1205
Tel2 :  +27(0)23 571 2436
Direct :  +27(0)23 571 2436
Email :  Click Here
Website :  Click Here
Host Website :  Click Here

Opening Times : 

Monday – Friday: 08h00 – 16h00; Saturday: 09h00 – 14h30

Travelling Information
Closest Town :  Sutherland

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