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Pretoria Centre of the Astronomical Society of Southern Africa

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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.

Notice of our next meetings:

Viewing evening:

  • Date: Friday 19 April 2019
  • Time: From sunset

Monthly meeting:

  • Date: Wednesday 24 April 2019
  • Time: 19:15
  • Chairperson : Pierre Lourens
  • Beginners Corner : Michael Poll : How does the sun shine?
  • Whats Up : Michael Moller
  • Main Talk : Percy Jacobs : Spectroscopic project results

Venue:

Click here for the February 2019 Newsletter!

Astronomers of the Event Horizons Telescope (EHT) managed to capture the first ever image of a black hole at the centre of the elliptical galaxy M87. This massive galaxy, in the Virgo cluster, is 53 million light years from Earth. The EHT comprizes eight different observatories scattered around the globe, which cooperates together, enabling this "impossible" image.

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Click here to download the 2018 Annual Report

The next Karoo Starparty is scheduled for 30 May to 2 June 2019 - click here for more information

Karoo Starparty 2018, with thanks to Johan Moolman:

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