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Delegation of South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO)visited NIAOT
Update time: 2017-11-07
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On Nov.22017a delegation of South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAOled by Professor Vaisanen visited NIAOT for the first time

Prof. Zhu Yongtiandirector of NIAOT)、prof.Cui Xiangqunacademician of CASand prof.Hu Zhongwen (assistant director of NIAOT and vice-director of research lab of astronomical spectra) met with the delegation of SAAO for academic exchanges and future cooperation

During visitingAmanda Sickafoosedirector of instrument department of SAAOand Steven Crawfordleader of science data department of South African Large Telescopegave lectures respectively entitled "An Overview of the SAAO Instrumentation Division" and "Southern African Large Telescope (SALT)"

Prof.Hu Zhongwen presided over the bilateral academic seminar and gave a brief introduction of NIAOT

After Prof.Yuan Xiangyanprof.Xiao Dongprof.Dou Jiangpei and vice-prof.Zhang Kai respectively gave reports entitled“progress on Chinese Antarctical telescope”“application of astronomical laser frequence comb on Chinese 2.16m telescope”“application of a high-contrast imaging on extrasolar planet and solar observation in NIAOT”and“status of astronomical spectra instrument in NIAOT”bilater sides conducted detailed discussion and exchange on the future possible cooperation

After thataccompanied by prof.Zhu Yongtianthe South African delegation visited mirror lab of NIAOT3.6m ring polishing machineavtive optics labextrasolar planet detecting lab and astronomical spectra lab



1South African Astronomical Observatory SAAO):http://www.saao.ac.za/

2Southern African Large Telescope SALT):http://www.salt.ac.za/




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