Saturday, August 27, 2016

UCT science students visit the Observatory

This afternoon we got to show an enthusiastic group of about 40 first-year science students from the University of Cape Town's Extended Degree Programme (warmly led by Assistant Dean David Gammon) around the telescopes.  The students were full of energy & good questions, so will surely do well in whatever scientific fields they decide to pursue!  Tonight they return for a night tour at the visitor centre & their timing is perfect; with Saturn, Mars & the Milky Way overhead, no moon & unseasonably warm weather for what's nominally the heart of winter...

How many future astronomers can you spot in this group?

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