Notice of Next Meeting
Our next monthly meeting takes place on:
- Date: Wednesday 19 June 2019
- Time: 19h00 for 19h30
- Location: Kingsmead College, Entrance in Tottenham Avenue, Opposite the Rosebank Gautrain Station, 132 Oxford Rd, Rosebank, Johannesburg, 2121
- 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
Seasons come and seasons go. Change is part of our life on Earth.
So we bid farewell to our Summer skies, through Autumn we look forward to our Winter skies once again.
Awesome Scorpious greets us sharply etched in the sky. With renewed spirit we observe our Southern night skies.
Star struck searchers, seeking new interest in all space over time. Aquila, Cygnus, Lyra, music to our ears.
The strength of Hercules, the giant Sagittarius somnolently sliding by; all wondrous magic to our eye.
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