Potchefstroom Campus, North West University

Namibia, 27 September - 2 October 2004

Hess Website
The institutes participating in the
High Energy Stereoscopic System
represented by


Skymap of gamma-rays from the jet of the Active Galactic Nucleus in the host galaxy Mkn 421. Prepared by Wystan Benbow for the H.E.S.S. Collaboration.
Max Planck Institute Heidelberg
Prof. Werner Hofmann (Spokesperson) and
Prof. Heinz Völk (Chair of the Board)
Max-Planck-Institute for Nuclear Physics,
Heidelberg, Germany


Prof. Lazarus Hangula (Vice Chancellor)
University of Namibia
have the pleasure of
presenting the
“Inauguration of the four telescopes of the H.E.S.S. Experiment”
which will complete the construction of the first phase of this observatory,
and the following reception
at the Farm Goellschau on Tuesday, 28th September 2004 at 10:30 a.m.


Participation in the Inauguration itself is by invitation. There will, however, be a Pre-Inauguration Workshop on Monday, 27 September, H.E.S.S. Public Lecture on Friday, 1 October and a H.E.S.S. Open Day at the telescope on Saturday, 2 October. These events are available for the public.
These pages are best viewed on a screen with a resolution of 1024x768
Maintained and constructed by Estie Nel
The Pre-Inauguration Workshop as well as the H.E.S.S. Member Workshop
are organized by the H.E.S.S. Group of the Unit for Space Physics at the
Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University
, South Africa.
The artist J.J. (Koos) van Ellinckhuijzen's impression of the Active Galactic Nucleus (1000 million solar mass black hole) and jet in the center of the elliptical host galaxy Mkn 421 observed by H.E.S.S. See the philatelic art of Koos here.
University of Namibia