Notice of Next Meeting

Our next monthly meeting takes place on:

  • Date: Wednesday 19 June 2019
  • Time: 19h00 for 19h30
  • Location: Kingsmead College, Entrance in Tottenham Avenue, Opposite the Rosebank Gautrain Station, 132 Oxford Rd, Rosebank, Johannesburg, 2121
  • Presenter: TBA
  • Topic: TBA
  • Donation: R20 pp for tea and snacks
Kingsmead College is situated next door to the Rosebenak Gautrain Station. For those coming from the east taking either the Linksfield or Modderfontein offramps allows you to travel with very few turns directly to the school.
There is ample secure parking in the college parking lot.
The Rand Barbet Bird Club have their meeting on the same date so please make sure you are in the correct venue.
Please contact Jerome on 081 880 3543 should you have any queries.

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.

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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.



Astronomy - ASSA Johannesburg Centre
Astronomy - ASSA Johannesburg CentreWed, May 15th, 2019 at 1:58pm
.URGENT Notification! Monthly Meeting Notice..

Date: 15 May 2019
Time: 19h30
Venue: Kingsmead College, Rosebank
Next to Rosebank Gautrain Station.
Entrance in Tottenham Avenue.

Speaker: Neil Viljoen
Topic: Astrophotography
2nd speaker Verlin Govender
Topic: Time Travel

Visitors are welcome.but must please contact Monica Loubser at to verify attendance.

See for details.
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Astronomy - ASSA Johannesburg CentreTue, Apr 9th, 2019 at 9:06am
Our next monthly meeting takes place on:

Date: Wednesday 10 April 2019
Time: 19h00 for 19h30
Location: Wits Planetarium
Presenter: Dr Andrew Chen
Topic: The seven wonders of TRAPPIST-1

Donation: R20 pp for tea and snacks

All ASSAJHB members welcome. Visitors to book through Monica Loubser.
Cell: 084 405 4005
Astronomy - ASSA Johannesburg Centre
Astronomy - ASSA Johannesburg CentreMon, Mar 11th, 2019 at 2:50pm
13 March monthly meeting.

Venue : Wits Planetarium
Time : 19h30

Speaker : Dave Blane
Topic: The Island Universes

Dave will take us on tour of the amazing objects we know as galaxies that make up our universe, there origins, structure, classification and how intertwined they are in the cosmic thread of dark matter.

This is an ordinary meeting. There is no Planetarium show.

R20 donation for refreshments.

Sky Guides will be available at R35 each.

Visitors and friends are welcome but we have had to restrict the numbers. We therefore have allocated place for 20 visitors who must please book through Monica Loubser via email.
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Astronomy - ASSA Johannesburg Centre shared a post.Thu, Feb 14th, 2019 at 6:59pm
The December 2018 issue of MNASSA can now be downloaded from
The attached cover picture shows what is installed in this issue.
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Astronomy - ASSA Johannesburg CentreTue, Jan 22nd, 2019 at 6:25pm
Hi all. Very sorry to announce that the meeting for 23 Jan has to be cancelled due to unforseen logistical issues.
Please let others who are not on this group know.


Wed, Aug 15th, 2018 at 10:55am
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 : or SMS 084 405 4005
Wed, Aug 8th, 2018 at 3:10pm
August Monthly Meeting date rescheduled .
August Monthly Meeting : 15 August at Wits Planetarium see link for details

In the Night Sky

In the Night Skies


Seasons come and seasons go. Change is part of our life on Earth.

So we bid farewell to our Summer skies, through Autumn we look forward to our Winter skies once again.

Awesome Scorpious greets us sharply etched in the sky. With renewed spirit we observe our Southern night skies.

Star struck searchers,  seeking new interest in all space over time. Aquila, Cygnus, Lyra, music to our ears.

The strength of Hercules, the giant Sagittarius somnolently sliding by; all wondrous magic to our eye.

Moon Phases:

Universe Today

British Astronomical Association