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Welcome!

The Pretoria branch of the Astronomical Society of South Africa offers amateur and professional astronomers the chance to learn more about the field of astronomy and enjoy the unique southern skies.

There is an unacceptably high risk of bad weather on the 14th of May, including predicted rain, that will make stargazing impossible.

Note the date for the 2016 Karoo Star Party - 1 to 4 July 2016 - click here for information!

Click here for the June 2016 Newsletter!

Please note the increase in membership fees to R200 per annum - renewal of membership is due in July 2016

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NEW!!

Two useful new items provided by Johan Moolman (with thanks):

Advertise your unwanted equipment!

13 September 2015 Solar Eclipse - PDF file with images by Johan Moolman & Percy Jacobs

Downloadable files and information

Website with photograps by Johan Moolman - not only astrophotography

Telescope-making facebook page

Notice of our next meetings:

Viewing evenings:

  • Date: Friday 17 June 2016
  • Time: From sunset
Monthly meeting:
  • Date: Wednesday 22 June 2016
  • Time: 19:15
  • Chairperson : Fred Oosthuizen
  • Beginners Corner : Bosman Olivier - Distances
  • Whats Up : Michael Moller
  • Main Topic : Dr Sheldon Herbst. Topic : Standard Candles: Insights relating to our understanding and application of "standard candles".

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