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Astronomy (South Africa)

Volume 115: debated on Thursday 30 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many grants have been given to astronomers and to the institutions within which they work for visits to use telescopes in South Africa since the Science and Engineering Research Council suspended the agreement with the South African Government on joint management of the South African astronomical observatory.

The Science and Engineering Research Council has awarded five research grants to provide for seven United Kingdom observers to visit South Africa to use the telescopes since the agreement was suspended on 30 June 1986. The grants were awarded to four different universities.