The Telescope is offline from 25 March

The South African government has declared a national lockdown to fight COVID-19. SALT will therefore be unavailable from 25 March until at least 17 April 2020. However, SALT Astronomy Operations is continuing to work remotely and can be reached at during this period.


COVID-19 update: The SAAO and SALT staff are mostly working remotely, with support on site as required while minimizing social interactions. Tours and visits have been cancelled. Stay safe!
See the instrumentation section for detailed information about instrumentation availability.

SALT Astronomer

is the SALT Astronomer at the telescope.

Weather in Sutherland

Sutherland weather


Current RSS Filters

The following RSS filters are currently installed.

Current RSS Masks

The following RSS masks are currently installed.

Current SCAM Filters

The following SCAM filters are currently installed (changes every week or so).

SALT Major Events Calendar