Notice of Next Meeting
Our next monthly meeting takes place on:
- Date: Wednesday 12 September 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 Sunday 26 August 2018
- 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 – 23 Lunar Phase 1st Quarter
- Mar – 23 Lunar Phase 1st Quarter
- Apr – 20 Lunar Phase 1st Quarter
- May – 18 Lunar Phase 17%
- Jun – 22 Lunar Phase 73%
- Jul – 20 Lunar Phase 60%
- Aug – 17 Lunar Phase 1st Quarter
- Sep – 14 Lunar Phase 28%
- Oct – 12 Lunar Phase 14%
- Nov – 16 Lunar Phase 60%
- Donation: R20 pp. Children under 15 free.
Public Viewing Evenings take place at the Observatory – click here for directions and a map to the Observatory.
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
August, a windy mixed up month with signs of many changes after the dormancy of winter. Yet, for astronomers winter has not been dormant. Beautiful night skies have been observed, noted and photographed.
Now there is a slow cool uncoiling and a twist to the new that is to come for spring, summer and autumn.
Still needing to do some work on winter constellations? Look from your zenith westward. Note, Venus and Mars are almost opposite each other at 9pm.
North, northeast and eastward we have the rising of spring and summer constellations and a fresh look at ancient beginnings.
The Universe is, was and always will be. Just a new face on old and divine etchings.
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Source: Universe Today
Source: Universe Today