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Notice of Next Meeting

Our next monthly meeting:

  • Date: Wednesday 8 July 2020
  • Time:
  • 18h30: Introduction to Astronomy’ – Gil Jacobs Lecture 4
  • 19h30: Annual General Meeting
  • 20h00: Talk on Jupiter – Group Presentation
  • Location: Zoom Meeting
  • Book a spot via Facebook or send a e-mail to  IT@astronomyjhb.co.za or Secretary@astronomyjhb.co.za

Picnic under the Stars

Our next Picnic under the Stars:

  • Date: TBA
  • Time: 18h30 – 22h00
  • Location: Jhb. Observatory, Top of the hill at the Herbert Baker Library. Map.
  • Topic: Whats Up – a detailed overview of some objects.

Please see our facebook page for more information or cancellations and to book your Spot


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 picnic and stars evening. Dress warmly, bring along your own food and drinks. and  oops, do not forget a chair or ‘situpon’. You may bring your own telescope if you want to.
There is a gas braai available at the picnic.


  • Lecturer: Gill Jacobs
  • Topic: Introduction to Astronomy Lectures Series
  • Location: Zoom Meeting
  • Date:
Lecture 2: June 24 @ 19h30
Lecture 3: July 1    @ 19h30
Lecture 4: July 8    @ 18h30
Lecture 5: July 15  @ 19h30
Lecture 6: July 22  @ 19h30
For login details, book a spot via Facebook or send an email to



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