iThemba LABS/SAAO Workshop

A workshop on technical aspects of research facilities was held at iThemba LABS on 10 May and SAAO on 16 May. Close to 50 SAAO and iTL staff attended the workshop and 22 presentations were given on the four main technical streams: Software, Electronics, Mechanical and IT. Talks were followed by parallel sessions for discussions within individual divisions. The main goal of the workshop was to identify how knowledge and expertise can be shared between the two laboratories. A number of projects were identified where resources can be used jointly in both laboratories.