All telescopes integrated into an IO

  • Coordinated science across telescopes in the era of multi-messenger astronomy
  • Enhance our national and international partnerships
  • Advance SAAO into the 4IR

To better serve the community/users:

  • Submit proposals at any time
  • Science on any time scale (not restricted to 1 week blocks)
  • Observe from Sutherland, Cape Town or anywhere
  • Observe manually, queue or service
  • Respond to alerts, computer generated requests

The Vision for the Intelligent Observatory is decomposed in a set of work products and this is captured in what is known in Scrum terminology as a Product Backlog.

The work products are delivered according the sequence defined in the IO roadmaps. This is subject to change as environment changes and functionality is re-prioritised.