Notice of Next Meeting
Our next monthly meeting takes place on:
- Date: Wednesday 18 January
- Time: 19h30
- Location: Jhb. Observatory
- Presenter: TBA
- Topic: TBA
- Donation: R20 pp for tea and snacks
Meetings generally last about one and a half hours, and include a Topic of Interest, What’s Up in the Night Sky, and the Main Speaker’s Presentation. Tea and coffee are served afterwards. Visitors are welcome.
Sky and Braai
Our next monthly Braai takes place on:
- Date: Sunday 26 November 2017
- Time: 16h30
- Location: Jhb. Observatory, Top of the hill at the Herbert Baker Library. Map.
- Topic: Whats Up – a detailed overview af some objects.
- Donation: R20 pp for the fire wood. Children under 15 free.
- 16h30 – Arrival and Fires started
- 17h00 – Braai
- 18h00 – Presentation
- 18h20 – 10 min Break
- 18h30 – Viewing
- 20h00 – close domes and lock up.
Our fire glows warmly with a spirit of friendship settling to waft delicious aromas that pervade the olfactory nerves, creating intense appeal for taste buds.
Public Viewing Evenings:
- Jan –
- Feb –
- Mar –
- 21 Apr – 0% Moon Illumination
- 5 May – 77% Moon Illumination
- 19 May – 0% Moon Illumination
- 2 Jun – 64% Moon Illumination
- 16 Jun – 0% Moon Illumination
- 30 Jun – 48% Moon Illumination
- 14 Jul – 0% Moon Illumination
- 28 July – 33% Moon Illumination
- 11 Aug – 0% Moon Illumination
- 25 Aug – 18% Moon Illumination
- 15 Sep – 0% Moon Illumination
- 29 Sep – 66% Moon Illumination
- 13 Oct – 0% Moon Illumination
- 27 Oct – 49% Moon Illumination
- 24 Nov – 32% Moon Illumination
- Donation: R20 pp. Children under 15 free.
Public Viewing Evenings take place at the Observatory – click here for directions and a map to the Observatory.
In the Night Sky
Night Skies for November.
Change is constant and most constantly, Gauteng Astronomers are affected by our summer weather patterns. Over and above that, astrnomers are people who never give up. Their desire to know more, their desire to see more, is surely the grit that makes them try and try again. Changes will come but without a doubt we will continue searching and seeing with passion.
For the month of November we have Saturn in the west, Mars and Venus in the East and if we are lucky, a fast last gaze at Jupiter.
With regard to constellations, all our known favourites are back in their summer places and all around them are the beautiful nebula and galaxies, so beautiful and so mystical, ready to amaze us night after night.
May the light of stars: Aldebaran, Betelgeus, Sirius, Canopus, Achernar, Formalhaut and more shine brightly upon all.
Source: Universe Today