The Southern African Large Telescope (SALT), largest single optical telescope in the southern hemisphere, is inaugurated by Pre

Thursday, 10 November 2005

The Southern African Large Telescope (SALT), largest single optical telescope in the southern hemisphere, is inaugurated by President Mbeki at Sutherland, Karoo. It will be able to record distant stars, galaxies and quasars a billion times too faint to be seen with the unaided eye as faint as a candle flame at the distance of the moon. SALT was funded by a consortium of international partners from South Africa, the United States, Germany, Poland, the United Kingdom and New Zealand.

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This article was produced for South African History Online on 07-Nov-2011