Contact Us


Portfolio/Interest:Name:Contact Number:
Vice-ChairmanEric Mulovhedzi
TreasurerFrans van
Tessa Collins
Curator of Instruments
Etsuo Takayanagi
CommunicationRory de Beer
MemberRodney Hyman

Mailing Lists


General announcements for the Johannesburg Centre. Members are strongly advised to join this group, to obtain late-breaking announcements, e.g. extraordinary meetings, changes in planning, etc.


Amateur Telescope Making: news & discussion on the subject of telescope making, a means for people involved in or interested in our telescope making class to share their experience.

ASSA Canopus:

Distribution list for the PDF version of our monthly newsletter, Canopus.


Southern African Astronomy Communication Network

Due to the prevalence of spam, our mail lists are all moderated. Postings from new subscribers are (if found suitable) generally forwarded via the list within a week or so. However, backlogs may on occasion build up for a variety of reasons – please be patient!

Map and Directions to Jhb Observatory

Physical Address:

  • 18a Gill Street,
  • Observatory,
  • Johannesburg.

GPS co-ordinates:

  • -26.18342, 28.074875

Link to Google® Maps:

Click on this Google Maps link to open the location in Google Maps®. Note that the entrance location is incorrectly shown as 11 Gill Street on Google Maps.

ASSA Johannesburg

Directions (recommended route from the North, South, or West):

  1. From Louis Botha Avenue turn either left (coming from the North) or right into Acorn Lane at traffic lights.
  2. Turn second left into St Peter Road.
  3. Turn first right into Bezuidenhout Street.
  4. Turn first left into Eckstein Street.
  5. Turn right at Innes Road (opposite Sacred Heart College gates).  Go through boom to T junction.
  6. Turn right into Gill Street.
  7. Turn immediately left into gates at No. 18a.

Directions (recommended route from the East):

  1. Take the R24 West into Johannesburg.
  2. Turn right into Marcia Street towards Bruma Lake.
  3. Follow Marcia around the lake, Marcia becomes Observatory Road.
  4. At the split in Observatory Road keep straight.
  5. At the T-junction in the road, turn left and immediately right again to keep on Observatory Road.
  6. Turn left into Innes street at the traffic light.