Contact Us

Portfolio/Interest:Name:Contact Number:
E-Mail:
ChairmanJerome Jooste
072 985 8764
astronomersinc@hotmail.co.za
Vice-ChairmanBerry Nijeboer084 654 2542b_nijeboer@yahoo.com
Secretary
Felicity Johnson
082 377 8649felicityjohn03@gmail.com
Assistant Secretary
Monica Loubser
084 405 4005monicaloubser.ml@gmail.com
TreasurerNorman Leibowitz
073 310 1970
norman@atcorp.co.za
Membership Secretary
Norman Leibowitz
073 310 1970
norman@atcorp.co.za
LibrarianMonica Loubser
084 405 4005monicaloubser.ml@gmail.com
Curator of Instruments
Chris Curry
082 494 4659
chris@barefeet.co.za
Assistant Curator of Instruments
Frans van Nieuwkerk082 934 9122 frans.touring@gmail.com
Assistant Curator of Instruments
Neil Viljoen083 320 6465sales@telescopeshop.co.za
Viewing Officer
Jerome Jooste
072 985 8764
astronomersinc@hotmail.co.za
Assistant Viewing OfficerDave Blane072 693 7704theblanes@telkomsa.net
Canopus Editor
Jess van Elferen083 320 6465sales@telescopeshop.co.za
Member
Melvyn Hannibal011 435 6007melvynh@iburst.co.za
Member
Gerhard Bloemhof083 985 7251gerhardbloemhof@gmail.com
WebmasterNeil Viljoen083 320 6465sales@telescopeshop.co.za

Mailing Lists

ASSA Jhb:

General announcements for the Johannesburg Centre. Members are strongly advised to join this group, to obtain late-breaking announcements, e.g. extraordinary meetings, changes in planning, etc.

ASSA Atm:

Amateur Telescope Making: news & discussion on the subject of telescope making, a means for people involved in or interested in our telescope making class to share their experience.

ASSA Canopus:

Distribution list for the PDF version of our monthly newsletter, Canopus.

AstroNet:

Southern African Astronomy Communication Network

Due to the prevalence of spam, our mail lists are all moderated. Postings from new subscribers are (if found suitable) generally forwarded via the list within a week or so. However, backlogs may on occasion build up for a variety of reasons – please be patient!

Map and Directions to Jhb Observatory

Physical Address:

  • 18a Gill Street,
  • Observatory,
  • Johannesburg.

GPS co-ordinates:

  • -26.18342, 28.074875

Link to Google® Maps:

Click on this Google Maps link to open the location in Google Maps®. Note that the entrance location is incorrectly shown as 11 Gill Street on Google Maps.

ASSA Johannesburg

Directions (recommended route from the North, South, or West):

  1. From Louis Botha Avenue turn either left (coming from the North) or right into Acorn Lane at traffic lights.
  2. Turn second left into St Peter Road.
  3. Turn first right into Bezuidenhout Street.
  4. Turn first left into Eckstein Street.
  5. Turn right at Innes Road (opposite Sacred Heart College gates).  Go through boom to T junction.
  6. Turn right into Gill Street.
  7. Turn immediately left into gates at No. 18a.

Directions (recommended route from the East):

  1. Take the R24 West into Johannesburg.
  2. Turn right into Marcia Street towards Bruma Lake.
  3. Follow Marcia around the lake, Marcia becomes Observatory Road.
  4. At the split in Observatory Road keep straight.
  5. At the T-junction in the road, turn left and immediately right again to keep on Observatory Road.
  6. Turn left into Innes street at the traffic light.