Advances with SALT
The conference takes place from 14 to 16 November 2018 in the Albert Luthuli Auditorium at the headquarters of the National Research Foundation (NRF) in Pretoria (Tshwane), right in Gauteng, South Africa’s economic hub.
The venue can easily be reached from OR Tambo International Airport, which has flight connections from many major cities throughout the world.
More information about getting to the venue here
Gauteng offers many places of interest, such as Soweto and the Cradle of Humankind, if you want to spend a few days there before or after the conference. There are also a number of wonderful wildlife reserves within a few hours drive, e.g. the Marakele, Pilanesberg and Kruger National Parks.
Encarni Romero Colmenero (co-chair)
Matt Bershady (co-chair)
Brian van Soelen
Encarni Romero Colmenero
and the SALT Astronomy Operations team
And while you are waiting for 14 November…
SALT and multi-messenger astronomy
The first detection of merging neutron stars with the gravitational wave detectors LIGO and VIRGO brought together hundreds of astronomers across the world in the race to find the optical counterpart.
Kai Staats’ film captures SALT’s major role in and the astronomers’ excitement about this event, which marks the beginning of multi-messenger astronomy, a completely new field in astrophysics.