Notice of Next Meeting

Our next monthly meeting takes place on:

  • Date: Wednesday 14 November 2018
  • Time: 19h00 for 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.

Click here for directions and a map to the Observatory

Sky and Braai

Our next monthly Braai takes place on:

  • Date: To Be Confirmed
  • 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.

Agenda:

  • 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.

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The murmering and chuckling displays delight, comfort and contemplative joy at what will be seen in the sky tonight. Bursts of joyous laughter bring one back to the chatter and fun of the evening. Do join ASSA JHB on the hill for a lovely evening of sky and braai. Dress warmly, bring along your meat to braai, your condiments, drinks and salads, anything you need for your meal, hmm… fingers were invented before knives and forks? and  oops, do not forget a chair or ‘situpon’. You may bring your own telescope if you want to.

Events

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Astronomy - ASSA Johannesburg Centre
Astronomy - ASSA Johannesburg Centre shared a post.Friday, October 5th, 2018 at 8:35am
Triffid Nebula - I shot this from my backyard in Kyalami
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Astronomy - ASSA Johannesburg Centre shared a link.Friday, September 28th, 2018 at 4:51pm
See the latest photos from Japan's hopping rovers on asteroid Ryugu.
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Astronomy - ASSA Johannesburg Centre shared Space.com's video.Thursday, September 27th, 2018 at 8:57am
Our home, the Milky Way Galaxy is on a collison course with our nearest neighbor, the Andromeda Galaxy. What is going to happen when that collision actually occurs? Astrophysicist Paul M. Sutter explains in this episode of Space.com's Ask a Spaceman.
Astronomy - ASSA Johannesburg Centre
Space.com
Our home, the Milky Way Galaxy is on a collison course with our nearest neighbor, the Andromeda Galaxy. What is going to happen when that collision actually occurs? Astrophysicist Paul M. Sutter explains in this episode of Space.com's Ask a Spaceman.
Astronomy - ASSA Johannesburg Centre
Astronomy - ASSA Johannesburg Centre is with Jessica van Elferen and Neil Viljoen.Saturday, September 15th, 2018 at 9:56am
Come and join us at Scopex today.
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Astronomy - ASSA Johannesburg Centre shared a post.Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 at 8:43am
The Aug 2018 issue of MNASSA can now be downloaded from http://www.mnassa.org.za/
The attached cover picture shows what is installed in this issue.

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Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 at 10:55am
ASSAJHB
Monthly Meeting
Date: 15 August 2018
Venue: Wits Planetarium
Time: 19h15 for 19h30
Open to ASSAJHB members
Visitors welcome
Limited number of seats available for visitors (non ASSAJHB members)
Visitors Booking Contact : monicaloubser.ml @gmail.com or SMS 084 405 4005
Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 at 3:10pm
ASSAJHB
August Monthly Meeting date rescheduled .
August Monthly Meeting : 15 August at Wits Planetarium see link for details
https://t.co/Oa7IN72mGf
Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 at 11:46am
ASSAJHB
The August Monthly Meeting is scheduled for 15 August to be held at the Wits Planetarium.
Date : 15 August 2018
Venue : Wits Planetarium
Address : Yale Rd, Johannesburg,
Time : 19h15 for 19h30
Donation : R20 (as per normal meeting)
Contact: astronomersinc @hotmail.co.za
Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 at 9:28am
ASSAJHB Monthly Meeting
I am very sorry to notify you that we need to CANCEL tonight's Monthly Meeting. We will hold the meeting next week, date to be confirmed.
Please convey this to as many members as you can, thank you.
Friday, July 20th, 2018 at 11:35am
ASSA JHB
Public Viewing : 20 July 2018
CANCELLED

In the Night Sky

OCTOBER

 

Scorpius hangs his head in sleep time, Venus and Saturn also in decline.

Time will bring Orion’s return, once again its eminence to display.

Five birds in flight throughout the night, Phoenix, Grus, Cygnus,Toucan, Pavo,

and Sirius, Formalhaut and Achernar the greatest stars to shine.

Forecasts a wealth of gazing in summertime.

Our greatest star of all, the Sun, makes important news for all. Will we find our answers to life?

Moon Phases:

Universe Today

As engineers and technicians work diligently to diagnose and develop a solution (at best) or work around (at worst) the [...]

Sat, Oct 20, 2018
Source: Universe Today

Astronomers observed a red dwarf superflare much more powerful than anything our Sun can produce. Bad news for any habitable-zone [...]

Sat, Oct 20, 2018
Source: Universe Today

     Space.com

Earth's early life might have been purple, suggesting the search for extraterrestrial life should scan for the color. [...]
Mon, Oct 22, 2018
Source: SPACE.COM
NASA added 21 new "constellations" to the sky, thanks to invisible gamma-ray light. [...]
Mon, Oct 22, 2018
Source: SPACE.COM

Astronomy.com

Break out the binoculars for a glimpse of Vesta passing "the Teapot."

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Mon, Oct 22, 2018
Source: Astronomy.com
In celebration of the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope's 10th anniversary, NASA has announced the creation of new "gamma-ray constellations" in [...]
Fri, Oct 19, 2018
Source: Astronomy.com

APOD

From afar, the whole thing looks like an

From afar, the whole thing looks like an


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Source: APOD
A meteor, a comet, and a photogenic nebula have all been captured in this single image.

A meteor, a comet, and a photogenic nebula have all been captured in this single image.


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Source: APOD