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Great talks coming up in Cape Town

Feb 27, 2018 No Comments by

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Royal Society of SA and the Academy of Science have rescheduled today’s  talk at the Auditorium of the SA Astronomical Observatory (SAAO*) : 18 March 2020: Prof William Bond: Beyond the forest edge: understanding open ecosystems (UCT).  A new date will be announced shortly.     *Directions to SAAO […]

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New Topics for Essay Competition!

Feb 07, 2018 No Comments by

     These are the 2020 topics for the Royal Society national science essay competition: Is there scientific evidence to support (or refute) Greta Thunberg’s assertion that humanity is facing a climate-induced emergency? South Africa has a wealth of medicinal plants.  How should the government and research scientists balance the need to develop new medicines with […]

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Satellite linked time depth recorder on

Aug 13, 2014 No Comments by

Southern elephant seal bull known to Marion Island sealers as ‘Sakkie’.  Photo Nico de Bruyn

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A touch of RSSAf history……

Mar 17, 2014 Comments Off on A touch of RSSAf history…… by

HENRY SELBY HELE-SHAW (1854-1941) – see sequel from Canada The name of Henry Selby Hele-Shaw, LL.D., D.Sc., D. Eng., F.R.S., Wh.Sch., is not well known to South Africans or even to Fellows and Members of the Royal Society of South Africa although he was one of the founders of the Society in the early 1900s.  […]

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Queuing to look up……

Sep 13, 2013 No Comments by

Submitted by SA Astronomical Observatory

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Igneous layering in the Peninsula pluton

Aug 13, 2013 No Comments

of the Cape Granite Suite at Llandudno, submitted by John Clemens

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“Kissing Phages”

Jun 28, 2012 Comments Off on “Kissing Phages”

Two very different tailed bacteriophages in the same sample, fortuitously touching one another, environmental water project in Cape Town.  Submitted by Ed Rybicki

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Radio Telescopes

Jun 28, 2012 Comments Off on Radio Telescopes
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