MeerLICHT installation in Sutherland
On 7 July 2017, the MeerLICHT telescope arrived at the Sutherland station of the South African Astronomical Observatory. The telescope was lifted into the dome under perfect weather conditions.
MeerLICHT inaugurated on Africa Day 2018
The MeerLICHT telescope was inaugurated by the Director General of South Africa's Department of Science and Technology (Dr Phil Mjwara) on Africa Day 2018 [25 May]. It is ready to observe the southern skies and will join MeerKAT
Work on the cooled counterweight of MeerLICHT is progressing very well at Radboud University in Nijmegen. The MeerLICHT electronics will be housed in the counterweight of the telescope where excess heat will be removed through a water cooling system.Read more