Outreach resources

Outreach Resources

Careers in Astronomy

What is it like to be an astronomer? Could you be one? Find out from South African astronomers themselves in this resource. Currently available in the following languages (right-click and save PDF):

If you wish to contribute a translation to the collection, you are welcome to do so on this Google Form. We thank everyone who has already contributed translations.

Why do scientists use computers?

Short article explaining the many ways in which scientists need computers in modern science. From measurements to data analysis, visualisation and modelling, computer skills are at the heart of scientific research today. Find out how.

Available in English (right-click and save PDF)

This article was first published in Science Spaza‘s January 2019 special edition on the 4th Industrial Revolution.

The MeerKAT International GHz Tiered Extragalactic Exploration (MIGHTEE)

Galaxies are vast collections of stars, gases and planets. MIGHTEE is one project on the MeerKAT telescope asking questions about how they are formed.

Available in English (right-click and save PDF)

This article was first published in Science Spaza‘s October 2018 special edition celebrating the MeerKAT radio telescope