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Great talks coming up in Cape Town

Feb 27, 2018 No Comments by

The Royal Society of SA and the Academy of Science are proud to present talks at the Auditorium of the SA Astronomical Observatory (SAAO*) : 20 March 2019: Prof Andrew Argent, Head of  the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health at UCT: “Research lessons from Risky Business” 17 April 2019: Dr Kevin Winter, Future Water […]

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Great topics and R50 000 prizes for School Essays!

Feb 07, 2018 No Comments by

National School Science Essay Competition for 2019 offers R50 000 worth of prizes  sponsored by the Claude Leon Foundation.  To enter, write an essay of 1  000 – 2  000 words on one of the following topics Is Science humankind’s greatest achievement? How will the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” benefit South Africa? Should bottled water be banned […]

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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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