The 6th Astronomy Town Hall Meeting on 20 – 21 October 2017 in Cape Town (ZA) was hosted by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), in collaboration with the National Research Foundation (NRF). The meeting focused on coordination, development and promotion of astronomy in South Africa (SALT, H.E.S.S., MeerKAT, AVN, LSST, SKA etc).
The RadioNet Manager Dr. Izabela Rottmann was invited to give holistic introduction to the RadioNet project, with strong focus on the opportunities it offers to the South African Astronomy community. DST is one out of 28 RadioNet partners. In the advent of the new radio astronomy infrastructures in South Africa, we expect to welcome new African users at the RadioNet schools, conferences and the RadioNet infrastructures.
Last but not least: The 64th MeerKAT dish was lifted on October 18, 2017 – Congratulations!
(c) Image: F. Colomer