Lunar Event 27 July 2018:
The Johannesburg Centre of ASSA hosted a very successful eclipse viewing evening. However we ran into some unfortunate problems which were very difficult to control. Firstly we did not expect that so many visitors were going to arrive at the observatory. This lead to parking problems in the nearby residential area and also people that could not attend. With this said, we would like to sincerely apologize that we could not accommodate all the visitors, and to the residents who were inconvenienced. In the future we will be pro-active and make sure that we as the society have all communications and the necessary equipment available that might be needed.
Notice of Next Meeting
Our next monthly meeting takes place on:
- Date: Wednesday 10 October
- 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
Shades of light and shades of dark.
Orion comes up crisp and stark.
It is time for us to visit anew, all the wondrous things that meet the eye, we find most in our summer sky.
Farewell Scorpius until upon return we re-visit Antares, the star of gold with its green companion old.
There is such a buzz about the visit to the sun, many satellites and scientific fun.
Has Titan got water? Jupiter has 12 more moons. Mars raged with wind and gave a poorly sight. Yet still, we love the night.
In science, one discovery often leads to more questions and mysteries. That’s certainly true of the ice volcanoes on the [...]
Source: Universe Today