Southern hemisphere’s first Space Geodesy and Geophysics Observatory launched

Southern hemisphere’s first Space Geodesy and Geophysics Observatory launched

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From left to right Marius Le Grange, Acer Education Manager, Marius Cilliers - Managing Member of Tshwane Computer Solutions and Mr Derek Hanekom, South African Minister of Science and Technology. Image by: HandoutSouth Africa: Acer Africa recently partnered with Department of Science and Technology and the National Research Foundation and provided equipment to set-up southern hemisphere's first Space Geodesy and Geophysics Observatory in South Africa.

According to Acer, the observatory, located in the Central Karoo District of Matjiesfontein in the Western Cape, will enable students and scientists conduct research and will facilitate classes on subjects like mapping, geosciences, engineering geology, geodesy, space geodesy and mineral exploration amongst others.

As many as 15 students will be trained in one session. While at the moment the site currently benefits students from the Universities of Stellenbosch, Pretoria, KZN, North West; HartRAO and the Tshwane University of Technology, the project hopes to expand this to more institutions locally and internationally.

Source: Times Live