The sprite hunters of the Karoo desert

Four researchers huddle against the cold winds and encroaching darkness of the Karoo night, working with sophisticated cameras and near-real-time data feeds. The cameras are trained upwards and to the north, where a distant thunderstorm pummels the Highveld in silent fury. These intrepid researchers are hunting sprites.

Analogue in Antarctica: from whence
we came

"When I first arrived we had to use morse code to send messages and were allowed a single nine-minute phone call a month."

  How an adventurous engineer ended up at the bottom of the worlde

Danielle Taljaard found herself in one of the most inhospitable places on Earth, at the bottom of the world in Antarctica.

New Data Portal to make use of rich SANSA data

The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) is soon to launch the South African National Geophysical Data and Instrumentation Management System (SANDIMS) data portal that will be available to researchers, students and the private sector.

  SANSA helps SAPS search for hidden weapons

Finding a needle in a haystack is exactly the unique expertise of SANSA’s Applied Science and Technology Unit in the Western Cape, whether they’re searching for illegal arms caches in the sand dunes of Sandbaai, or the first signs of human settlements on Robben Island.

What's Hot in space science?
Latest space science research from around the world.

What’s on at SANSA?
Bite-sized research and news from SANSA in Hermanus.

Events in space science
What’s happening in space science in South Africa
and around the world?

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