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.
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
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
In the Night Sky
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?
As engineers and technicians work diligently to diagnose and develop a solution (at best) or work around (at worst) the [...]
Source: Universe Today
Astronomers observed a red dwarf superflare much more powerful than anything our Sun can produce. Bad news for any habitable-zone [...]
Source: Universe Today
Break out the binoculars for a glimpse of Vesta passing "the Teapot."[...]