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Tourist Information The South African Astronomical Observatory Info Centre

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Located in South Africa :: Northern Cape (Great Karoo)  :: Sutherland
Category: Tourist Information :: Tourist Information

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 R20.00 pp, 4 night tours per week R40.00 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.

Contact
Address :  Sutherland, Karoo, South Africa
Tel :  +27(0)23 571 2436
Tel2 :  +27(0)23 571 1205
Email :  Click Here
Website :  Click Here
Host Website :  Click Here

Opening Times : 

Mon-Sat: 09:00-16:00

Travelling Information
Closest Town :  Sutherland

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