Notice of Next Meeting
Our next monthly meeting takes place on:
- Date: Wednesday 11 October
- 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 24 September 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 August
Much has been happening in the science world at NASA toward the end of July. Everyday much is discovered and much is being done.
Cassini is preparing to send the last details of Saturn before its last flight into yore. Every day we hope to uncover more of the past.
Whilst all this is happening, Juno is sending back more and more information to help us understand our Universe.
Closer to us there is a partial eclipse of the moon on the 7th. of August and a full solar eclipse on the 21st. of August. Sadly though, we will be able to view the partial lunar eclipse but not the solar eclipse. The American are estatic; this eclipse will be visible in totality within a band across the United States and only partially visible in other countries.
As there is not much time left of our winter season, before the rains and clouds hit us again; let us make use of as many dark nights as we can.
Clear star-filled nights to you all!
Source: Universe Today