About Us

Writing

Voortrekker Monument Through a Pinhole

By Eric Brindeau,

For Pinhole Day 2016, I ended up at the Voortrekker Monument (inaugurated in 1949) on the outskirts of Pretoria. Full story and photographs

Poor Charts & Data to Blame for Shuttle Disasters?

By Eric Brindeau,
This article was originally published in Canopus, February 2011

According to one expert, clear presentation of that data would have revealed a risk that frigid morning and persuaded NASA not to launch. Full story, charts and photographs

Visiting SALT: A Once in a Lifetime Opportunity

By Eric Brindeau,
This article was originally published in Canopus, October 2010

Visiting SALT – short for South African Large Telescope – must be on your ‘bucket list’. Not only is it one of the largest optical telescopes in the southern hemisphere, but it’s also probably one of the most expensive and hi-tech refrigerators too. Full story and photographs