Radio Astronomy Set To Thrive In The Arid Northern Cape

16th June 2006 By: Keith Campbell - Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor

The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in the US, Oxford University and the University of Manchester, in the UK, and South Africa’s Hartebeeshoek Radio Astronomy Observatory (HartRAO – located to the west of Tshwane) are to construct a small radio telescope in the Karoo region of the Northern Cape province within the next 12 or so months.

Caltech is investing $800 000 in the project, and the British universities are putting in