A snow-laden Sutherland in the Northern Cape | Oryx Multimedia (Stock Photos and Pictures)

A snow-laden Sutherland in the Northern Cape | Oryx Multimedia (Stock Photos and Pictures)

Saffraan accommodation near Sutherland, Western Cape. A cozy little love nest in on a farm in the middle of star-lit Sutherland is what you’ll find at Saffraan.

digtershuis, sutherland

digtershuis, sutherland

See the stars...SALT is situated at the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) field station near the small town of Sutherland, in the Northern Cape province, and is ~380 km from Cape Town. This site, in the arid Karoo region, was established in the early 1970's and was chosen for its dark and clear skies and good weather conditions

See the stars...SALT is situated at the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) field station near the small town of Sutherland, in the Northern Cape province, and is ~380 km from Cape Town. This site, in the arid Karoo region, was established in the early 1970's and was chosen for its dark and clear skies and good weather conditions

Sutherland South Africa

Sutherland South Africa

SALT was inaugurated in November 2005. It is the largest single optical telescope in the Southern Hemisphere, with a hexagonal mirror array 11 meters across. SALT shares similarities with the Hobby-Eberly Telescope (HET) in Texas. The Southern African Large Telescope gathers twenty-five times as much light as any other existing African Telescope.[26] With this larger mirror array, SALT can record distant stars, galaxies and quasars.

SALT was inaugurated in November 2005. It is the largest single optical telescope in the Southern Hemisphere, with a hexagonal mirror array 11 meters across. SALT shares similarities with the Hobby-Eberly Telescope (HET) in Texas. The Southern African Large Telescope gathers twenty-five times as much light as any other existing African Telescope.[26] With this larger mirror array, SALT can record distant stars, galaxies and quasars.

Sutherland

Sutherland

Sutherland

Sutherland

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