Notice of Next Meeting
Our next monthly meeting takes place on:
- Date: Wednesday 13 November 2019
- Time: 19h00 for 19h30
- Location: Jhb. Observatory
- Presenter: Prof Andrew Chen
- Topic: The New era of multi-messenger Astronomy
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.
Picnic under the Stars
Our next Picnic under the Stars takes place on:
- Date: TBA
- Time: 19h00 – 22h00
- Location: Jhb. Observatory, Top of the hill at the Herbert Baker Library. Map.
- Topic: Whats Up – a detailed overview of some objects.
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.
- The Sky This Week from November 15 to 24
- Watch live: Spacewalks to fix important Space Station instrument to begin
- SpaceX releases 60 more Starlink satellites to orbit
- This spacecraft will detect if exoplanet skies are cloudy, hazy, or clear
- How could we find a wormhole hiding in the Milky Way?
- What it takes to be a space pilot
- The Sky This Week from November 8 to 17
- Since a great number of galaxies are spiral in shape and there is a black hole in the middle of them, is the shape of the galaxy influenced by the “sucking” power of the black hole, like water spiraling into the drain of the bathtub?
- A rocky planet in this weird star system would have stunning skies
- A non-profit plans to reopen the historic Yerkes Observatory
- Hubble reveals a galaxy in a cosmic city
- SpaceX and Boeing complete crucial tests for their crew capsules
- DESI will map millions of galaxies and reveal dark energy's history
- First results: Voyager 2's recent pass into interstellar space
- The Sky This Week from November 1 to 10
- How NASA's Apollo Astronauts Went to the Moon
- Why the Lunar Module Looked So Much Like a Moon Bug
- Could NASA Build the Famous Saturn V Today? It's Working on It, with a Twist
- At Solar System's Edge, NASA's Voyager 2 Probe Copes with Reduced Power
- In Photos: Soyuz Rocket Launches Russia's Meteor M2-2 Weather Satellite on Rideshare Mission
- Voyager 2 Transformed Our Ideas of Jupiter's Moons 40 Years Ago
- Surface Rupture from Ridgecrest Earthquake Spotted from Space (Photo)
- Saturn's Rings Shine Extra Bright This July: How to Catch Them
- SpaceX's Starhopper Prototype to Make 1st Untethered Hop Soon, Musk Says
- NASA's 'Green' Fuel Satellite Passes Its First Test
- July Full Moon 2019: 'Thunder Moon' Lunar Eclipse Meets Saturn in the Night Sky
- NASA Announces a Dozen Science and Tech Experiments to Scout the Moon
- India Gearing Up to Launch 2nd Moon Mission This Weekend
- LightSail 2 Beams 1st Photos Home from Orbit! How to Track the Little Satellite.
- Telescope Teamwork Reveals Gas Dwarf Planet's Atmosphere
- Stingray Glider to Explore the Cloudtops of Venus
- Two of Neptune’s Moons Dance Around Each Other as they Orbit
- New Horizon’s Flyby Target 2014 MU69 Gets its Official Name: Arrokoth
- Tatooines everywhere? Many of the Exoplanets Already Discovered are in Multi-Star Systems
- It’s Time for Hayabusa-2 to Come Home
- Apollo 12 Launched 50 Years Ago Today
- Molecular Oxygen on Mars is Behaving Unusually Through the Seasons. A Sign of Life?
- What’s the Best Way to Sail From World to World? Electric Sails or Solar Sails?
- Mars 2020 Rover is Going to a Place on Mars That’s Perfect for Preserving Fossils
- Weekly Space Hangout: November 13, 2019 – Dr. Rory Barnes talks VPLanet
- Satellites Watched Mercury’s Transit From Space, Confirming That Yes, the Sun Has At Least One Planet
- Carnival of Space #637
- November Meteors: Taurids, Leonids and a Surprise Monocerotids Outburst
- SpaceX Launches Another 60 Starlink Satellites
- Watch a Simulation of a Galaxy, From the Big Bang Until the Present Day
British Astronomical Association
- Why have we all heard of Einstein?
- Observing the transit of Mercury
- Observer's Challenge – Colours of Double Stars
- Mercury and Venus Section Newsletter
- Observer's Challenge – opposition of Neptune
- Get out early for this year's Perseid meteors – and persevere!
- Observer's Challenge – Locate the Landing Site of Apollo 11
- Observer's Challenge – Measuring the size of the Great Red Spot
- The Starlink Satellite Constellation
- Observer's Challenge – Saturn vs Pluto
- Noctilucent Cloud and What to Look For
- Observer's Challenge – Finding Einstein
- Campaign to observe the old nova HR Lyr
- Occultation of M44 the Beehive Cluster by the Moon
- Filters for visual observations of deep sky objects