Wednesday, 26 January 2022
Telescope assembled at ASTRON

The MeerLICHT telescope has been assembled for the first time at the Optical and Near-Infrared laboratory of ASTRON. Now it is time to test the alignment of the telescope’s optics and prepare for the first on-sky tests

Publication Date:
Mon, 12 Sep 2016 - 10:15
MeerLICHT in the news

The MeerLICHT project is featured in the Mail and Guardian in an article by Sarah Wild.

Publication Date:
Fri, 01 Apr 2016 - 10:30
Oxford astrophysics joins MeerLICHT

The astrophysics group of the University of Oxford has joined the MeerLICHT project in September 2015. Central of Oxford’s involvement in MeerLICHT is Prof Fender and his research group working on radio transients. Prof Fender is also the co-principal investigator of the MeerKAT large survey project on radio transients, ThunderKAT, a project closely affiliated with MeerLICHT.

Publication Date:
Fri, 18 Sep 2015 - 10:30
MeerLICHT consortium MoU signed

The MeerLICHT consortium agreement was signed on 28 November 2014 by the founding members of MeerLICHT, namely the University of Cape Town (represented by Prof Danie Visser, deputy vice chancellor for research and internationalisation), Radboud University Nijmegen (represented by Dr Mark Klein-Wolt, project manager of MeerLICHT), the South African Astronomical Observatory (represented by Prof Ted Williams, director), and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (represented by Dr Louis Vertegaal, director board for physical sciences)

Publication Date:
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 - 10:45