SANSA Space Science, Hermanus

4.4
#3 of 6 in Childrens Museums in Western Cape
SANSA Space Science, previously the Hermanus Magnetic Observatory (HMO) is South Africa's national geomagnetic research facility. The observatory is situated in the town of Hermanus in the Western Cape Province and forms part of the South African National Space Agency.


The observatory is an active participant in the International Real-time Magnetic Observatory Network, one of a large number magnetic observatories which monitor and model variations of the Earth's magnetic field.
The HMO consists of four operational groups:


Space Physics

Geomagnetism

Technology

Science OutreachSince 1957 the observatory has been operating neutron monitors. Currently this is being done on behalf of the North-West University and consists of 12 Chalk River neutron counter tubes.
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  • Every Wednesday 11AM, the centre is open for visitors tour. A good place to take your budding scientist. Centre staff patiently explained the centre's role, how data is collected and visualised and....  more »
  • "It's still rocket science" takes on a practical meaning here - its amazing what this little known agency does in space science, and inspiring young learners to buckle down and 'do the math and...  more »
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  • Interesting place. Could be better kept-- gardens etc. Wednesday one can see the exhibition. Small but interesting. I think more can be done by them to get kids psyched about science center and maths a d ensure they see the bigger picture of life out there.
  • Institute were they do space science and data analysis. Provides accommodation for students and trainers on site. Located walking distance to shops

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