Africa’s Giant Eye On The Sky: Inspiring society by exploring the Universe.
The telescope is funded and operated by the SALT Foundation, a collection of academic and government institutions throughout the world and while the telescope itself is in the Northern Cape province, the permanent headquarters of the SALT Foundation is based at the South African Astronomical Observatory in Observatory, a suburb of Cape Town.
The successful operation of the telescope requires a wide range of skills from astronomy through to mechanical, electrical and software engineering, as well as administrative support.
Partners from South Africa, Poland, the United States, the United Kingdom and India make the operation of SALT possible.
Partners from South Africa, Poland, the United States, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Germany have made the construction and operation of SALT possible.