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IDIA Director

The Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy (IDIA, https://idia.ac.za), established in 2015, is a partnership of three South African universities
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Undergraduate scholarships

The UCT Department of Astronomy is happy to announce that we have 4 undergraduate scholarships, sponsored by the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) for 2024.
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Undergraduate scholarships

The UCT Department of Astronomy is happy to announce that we have 4 undergraduate scholarships, sponsored by the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) for 2024.
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Undergraduate scholarships

The UCT Department of Astronomy is happy to announce that we have 4 undergraduate scholarships, sponsored by the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) for 2024.

TECHNICAL OFFICER

The Department of Astronomy seeks to appoint a suitably qualified person to fill the position of Technical Officer as soon as possible for appointment on a 25-month T2 contract.

SENIOR LECTURER

The Department of Astronomy is seeking to fill a permanent academic (teaching and research) position at the rank of Senior Lecturer

5 POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS ARE AVAILABLE IN OUR DEPARTMENT

Applications are invited for 5 Postdoctoral Positions in Extragalactic Radio and Multiwavelength Astronomy, Fast Transients and Gravitational Wave Sources in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Postdoctoral Researcher positions

Applications are invited for 4 Postdoctoral Researcher positions in Extragalactic Radio Astronomy and Fast Transients and Gravitational wave sources in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Undergraduate Scholarships

The UCT Department of Astronomy is happy to announce that we have 4 undergraduate scholarships, sponsored by the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) for 2023. These scholarships will be awarded to deserving students entering 2nd year, 3rd

SKIES news

We are pleased to announce that the registration for the

MeerKAT Discovers Mystery Clouds

An international team led by astronomers Gyula Józsa, Michelle Cluver, and Thomas Jarrett has utilized the South African MeerKAT telescope to discover a mysterious chain of hydrogen gas clouds the size of a massive

Astronomy Lecturer Position

The Department of Astronomy seeks to appoint a full-time academic at the Lecturer level. Applications are sought from scientists whose research interests lie in Extragalactic Multi-Wavelength Astronomy. Pr

InspiringFifty South Africa 2020

Congratulations to Miss Tshiamiso Makwela, Ph.D. candidates in our Department, who is among the winners of InspiringFifty South Africa 2020, a non-profit organization that aims to increase diversity in tech.

UCT College of Fellows’ Young researcher Award for 2020

We are very proud to announce that Dr. Itumeleng Monageng, who holds a joint lectureship position between the Department of Astronomy at UCT and at the South African Astronomical Observatory, has received the UCT College of Fellows’ Young re