Notice of Next Meeting
Our next monthly meeting takes place on:
- Date: Wednesday 8 November
- 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 22 October 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
- 10 Nov – 0% Moon Illumination
- 24 Nov – 32% Moon Illumination
Public Viewing Evenings take place at the Observatory – click here for directions and a map to the Observatory.
In the Night Sky
NIGHT SKIES IN OCTOBER
From October to December we have a new season to live in.
The sky has made another quarter turn around the sun and the joys of Spring are upon us.
Southward, we feel the Night Sky is on the barren side as the Southern Cross is barely visible from our vista, though soon to rise clockwise again.
The Milky Way along with the Teapot in Sagittarius has moved westward. Scorpius is barely to be seen in the western sky, the redness of Antares glows close to the horizon.
The stream of ‘Time’ flows ever forward while we herald the renewal of constellations in the east.
In the north the great Square of Pegasus hangs above leading Andromeda and Triangulum ever onward.
Thanks to decades of exploration using robotic orbiter missions, landers and rovers, scientists are certain that billions of years ago, [...]
Source: Universe Today
Source: Universe Today