Carnarvon

Draft Regulations on the Protection of the Karoo Central Astronomy Advantage Areas

The necessity for the protection of the Square Kilometre Array (“SKA”) against certain levels of radio frequency interferance or any activity which may detrimentally impact on radio astronomy and related scientific endeavours, has led to the declaration of areas…

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Earth construction methods for a community hall in Carnarvon Masters student,

Olivier, S (2010), Earth construction methods for a community hall in Carnarvon Masters student, Department of Architecture, University of the Free State. Powerpoint presentation. Click here to download    

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Making the Most of ‘Nothing’: Astro-tourism, the Sublime, and the Karoo as a ‘space destination

Ingle, M (2010), “Making the Most of ‘Nothing’: Astro-tourism, the Sublime, and the Karoo as a ‘space destination’”, Transformation 74:87-111. ABSTRACT:  In recent years perceptions of South Africa’s arid Karoo have been radically transformed. Whereas the Karoo was once regarded as a desolate wasteland, it is now being punted as a positively trendy region, both […]

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The Copernical Shift in Space Tourism

Ingle, M (2011), “The Copernical Shift in Space Tourism and its Implications for Tourism in the Great Karoo” South African Geographical Journal, Volume 93, Issue 1, 2011l p 104-118   Abstract With the widely anticipated launch of commercial suborbital space travel in the near future, space tourism is finally set to come into its own after […]

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When Stars Collide: Competing Development Paradigms in the Central Karoo

Since the early 2000s, the roll-out of the MeerKAT astronomy project and the subsequent Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project in the Carnarvon area of the northern Karoo has been remarkably rapid and well managed. This article argues that the project, and the Department of Science and Technology in South Africa, have taken on the characteristics […]

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