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EXCURSION TO THE FORMER ROYAL OBSERVATORY (SAAO)

Dr Ian Glass, South African Astronomical Observatory

This guided walking tour will include a visit to the main building of 1825 to 1828 with its artworks and interesting books, the McClean telescope building with its hydraulically operated rising floor, the Gill Reversible Transit Circle, the Astronomical Museum, the graves of Fallows and Maclear, first and third of the Her Majesty’s astronomers, and the engineering workshop where instruments are constructed for use at the Sutherland observatory.

Participants must sign in at the main gate and meet at the pillared portico of the main building where there is ample parking.

  Please note that only the main building and workshop are accessible for wheelchairs.

 

 

Date: Saturday 11 January
Time: 10.00 am–12.00 pm OR 2.00 pm–4.00 pm (please select preferred time when booking)
COURSE FEES: Full: R240 Staff and Students R160
MAXIMUM 25 participants