MeerLICHT Inauguration

On Friday May 25 – Africa Day 2018 - a new telescope has been inaugurated at the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO), near Sutherland, that will be an “eye of the MeerKAT radio array”, the country’s precursor to the SKA.

MeerLICHT first light

During the inauguration of MeerLICHT four first light images of MeerLICHT were released including images of the Small and Large Magellanic Clouds, a star-studded image of the Milky Way, and a image of the centre of the Fornax galaxy cluster