Notice of Next Meeting
Our next monthly meeting takes place on:
- Date: Wednesday 23 January 2019
- 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.
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.
- 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.
Date: 15 August 2018
Venue: Wits Planetarium
Time: 19h15 for 19h30
Open to ASSAJHB members
Limited number of seats available for visitors (non ASSAJHB members)
Visitors Booking Contact : monicaloubser.ml @gmail.com or SMS 084 405 4005
In the Night Sky
IN THE NIGHT SKIES
December is our lovely summertime,
The close of our annual calendar too, but that is fine.
With hope, we look for clear night skies, there is so much on which to feast the eye.
With Jupiter and Mars, slipping down between the stars, we have constellations galore,
InSight on Mars, satellites on solar trips, planets and stars in line, news and reads from NASA in store.
There is Sagittarius, Phoenix and Grus, Tucana, Eridanus, and Cruz – see it? a lovely way to confuse.
Thousands of stars with names, clusters , galaxies, nebula and so much more.
Out with planespheres, maps, cameras and telescopes all, it’s time to setup re-use and enjoy!
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