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.

Click here for directions and a map to the Observatory

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.

Agenda:

  • 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.

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The murmering and chuckling displays delight, comfort and contemplative joy at what will be seen in the sky tonight. Bursts of joyous laughter bring one back to the chatter and fun of the evening. Do join ASSA JHB on the hill for a lovely evening of sky and braai. Dress warmly, bring along your meat to braai, your condiments, drinks and salads, anything you need for your meal, hmm… fingers were invented before knives and forks? and  oops, do not forget a chair or ‘situpon’. You may bring your own telescope if you want to.

Events

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Astronomy - ASSA Johannesburg Centre
Astronomy - ASSA Johannesburg Centre shared a post.Friday, October 5th, 2018 at 8:35am
Triffid Nebula - I shot this from my backyard in Kyalami
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Astronomy - ASSA Johannesburg Centre shared a link.Friday, September 28th, 2018 at 4:51pm
See the latest photos from Japan's hopping rovers on asteroid Ryugu.
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Astronomy - ASSA Johannesburg Centre shared Space.com's video.Thursday, September 27th, 2018 at 8:57am
Our home, the Milky Way Galaxy is on a collison course with our nearest neighbor, the Andromeda Galaxy. What is going to happen when that collision actually occurs? Astrophysicist Paul M. Sutter explains in this episode of Space.com's Ask a Spaceman.
Astronomy - ASSA Johannesburg Centre
Space.com
Our home, the Milky Way Galaxy is on a collison course with our nearest neighbor, the Andromeda Galaxy. What is going to happen when that collision actually occurs? Astrophysicist Paul M. Sutter explains in this episode of Space.com's Ask a Spaceman.
Astronomy - ASSA Johannesburg Centre
Astronomy - ASSA Johannesburg Centre is with Jessica van Elferen and Neil Viljoen.Saturday, September 15th, 2018 at 9:56am
Come and join us at Scopex today.
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Astronomy - ASSA Johannesburg Centre shared a post.Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 at 8:43am
The Aug 2018 issue of MNASSA can now be downloaded from http://www.mnassa.org.za/
The attached cover picture shows what is installed in this issue.

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Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 at 10:55am
ASSAJHB
Monthly Meeting
Date: 15 August 2018
Venue: Wits Planetarium
Time: 19h15 for 19h30
Open to ASSAJHB members
Visitors welcome
Limited number of seats available for visitors (non ASSAJHB members)
Visitors Booking Contact : monicaloubser.ml @gmail.com or SMS 084 405 4005
Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 at 3:10pm
ASSAJHB
August Monthly Meeting date rescheduled .
August Monthly Meeting : 15 August at Wits Planetarium see link for details
https://t.co/Oa7IN72mGf
Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 at 11:46am
ASSAJHB
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
Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 at 9:28am
ASSAJHB Monthly Meeting
I am very sorry to notify you that we need to CANCEL tonight's Monthly Meeting. We will hold the meeting next week, date to be confirmed.
Please convey this to as many members as you can, thank you.
Friday, July 20th, 2018 at 11:35am
ASSA JHB
Public Viewing : 20 July 2018
CANCELLED

In the Night Sky

November night skies, they will show an awesome lot.

Its Guy Fawkes remember, is it not?

Our stars and Nebula will light our skies

and fill our sights with lots of surprise.

The Orionids are still visible  in the early mornings, first week of November.

Lest we forget, Rho-Ophichus, Saturn and Mars are still visible ahead of the Great Square of Pegasus.

Pleiades and Taurus are ahead of Orion and his great entourage.

Moon Phases:

Universe Today

To explore Europa for signs of life, NASA in investing in a number of technologies, which includes a laser-mining concept [...]

Thu, Nov 15, 2018
Source: Universe Today

Astronomers combing through data from the ESA’s Gaia spacecraft have discovered what they’re calling a ghost galaxy. The galaxy, named [...]

Thu, Nov 15, 2018
Source: Universe Today

     Space.com

The launch of a Northrop Grumman rocket carrying NASA's next cargo flight to the International Space Station has been delayed [...]
Wed, Nov 14, 2018
Source: SPACE.COM
Thanks to our robotic emissaries, we humans know what a sunrise on Mars looks like without ever having set foot [...]
Wed, Nov 14, 2018
Source: SPACE.COM

Astronomy.com

The newest exoplanet in our neighborhood may be nearby, but it's not fit for life as we know it. [...]
Wed, Nov 14, 2018
Source: Astronomy.com
The 2017 total solar eclipse provided researchers with a rare chance to study how a hidden Sun can influence the [...]
Wed, Nov 14, 2018
Source: Astronomy.com

APOD

What would it be like to explore the Moon?

What would it be like to explore the Moon?


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Source: APOD
Little Planet Lookout

Little Planet Lookout


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Source: APOD