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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.

Click here for the May 2015 Newsletter!

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NEW!!

Constellation Challenge

This challenge from Percy Jacobs is mainly directed at the members who have completed the ASSA 100 and who are looking for something else to do, polish those already obtained observing skills and who have observation planning skills in place. Although this is directed mainly at this group, the challenge is open to all who feel they are up to it. Click here for more information

New Service: advertise your unwanted equipment!

The 2015 Karoo starparty will be held from Friday 12 to Tuesday 16 June 2015!!. Click here for more information.

Downloadable files and information

Photos taken at the Karoo Starparty: 1 to 4 May 2014

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Notice of our next meetings:

Viewing evenings:

  • Date: Friday 22 May 2015
  • Time: From sunset
Monthly meeting:
  • Date: Wednesday 27 May 2015
  • Time: 19:15
  • Chairperson : Johan Smit
  • Beginners Corner : Pierre Lourens : The Rhus Keeti Telescope
  • Whats Up : Percy Jacobs
  • Main Topic : Prof Ansie Harding : Bigger and Bigger....

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