Bernie Fanaroff brought SA the world’s largest telescope

Dr Bernie Fanaroff did his PhD because of his interest in physics – and in the process developed a way to classify very distant radio sources that is still being used today. Since then, much of his efforts have gone into South Africa – among others as a union movement leader, as a civil servant…

Obituary: Mike Gaylard: Radio astronomy has lost a star

Mike Gaylard’s passion and brilliance in radio astronomy and dedication to the discipline in South Africa will be sorely missed, writes Sarah Wild in the Mail & Guardian, about the passing of Hartebeeshoek Radio Astronomy Observatory (HartRAO) managing director. This is what she writes: “In the early hours of Friday morning, I received a message that…