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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.

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The Pretoria Branch of ASSA started a very successful series of events at the Centurion Lifestyle Centre, where we set up telescopes and invited patrons to see the real stars - live! We already had two of these events, and we are planning a third, and probably a last one for the year on Friday 29 August 2014, due to the increasing risk of rain or overcast skies as summer approaches. Although these events mainly took place in Centurion, we would love to expand it to other malls in the city and will obviously work on looking for other venues for next year to lighten the travelling load of the telescope operators. I wish to call on anyone with a telescope who may be interested to contact me to make arrangements for this event. We will appreciate your participation and you will see the wonder on many faces of people who look through telescopes and see the moon up close for the first time. I am looking forward to your participation. The next event will only be held in the winter of 2015, due to the uncertainty of weather conditions in summer.

Bosman Olivier
082 883-1869

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

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

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Notice of our next meetings:

Viewing evenings:

  • Date: Friday 20 March 2015
  • Time: From sunset
Monthly meeting:
  • Date: Wednesday 25 March 2015
  • Time: 19:15
  • Chairperson : Tony Viljoen
  • Beginners Corner : Pat Kuhn
  • Whats Up : Micheal Poll
  • Main Topic : TBA


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