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Pretoria Centre of the Astronomical Society of Southern Africa

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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.

Kgalagadi National Park declared as International Dark Sky reserve

Notice of our next meetings:

Viewing evening:

  • Date: Friday 21 June 2019
  • Time: From sunset

Monthly meeting:

  • Date: Wednesday 26 June 2019
  • Time: 19:15
  • Chairperson : Michelle Ferreira
  • Beginners Corner : Pierre Lourens : Titan
  • Whats Up : Percy Jacobs
  • Main Talk : Prof Roger Deane : Imaging a black hole

Venue:

Click here for the April 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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