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Pretoria Centre of the Astronomical Society of Southern Africa

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.

The management of ASSA Pretoria Centre wishes all it's members and visitors a blessed and peaceful Christmas and festive season

Useful links to ASSA websites are listed at the bottom of this page

Notice of our next meetings: Note: The monthly meeting will continue as a virtual meeting for the foreseeable future. Please send your e-mail contact information to Johan Smit should you wish to join the meeting online

Johan Smit is hosting a "Virtual Observing Evening" on the Jitsi platform at 17:30 on Friday 19 November 2021. He will send invites by e-mail, but you can also join by clicking here

Next monthly meeting:

  • Date: Wednesday 26 January 2022
  • Chairperson: Louis Kloke
  • Time: 19:00
  • Talk by Craig Kloke

Click here for the November 2021 Newsletter!

2022 Skyguide

The ASSA Pretoria Centre's AGM was held on 28 July 2021. The Annual Report and the AGM minutes are available at the following links:

Johan Moolman released images of "The Magnificent 4 of our mid-winter evenings" Images of the Magificent 4 of of our mid-winter evenings: Eagle, Swan, Trifid and Lagoon Nebulae

Barbara Cunow compiled this composite image of observations between 15 and 27 December 2020 of the Jupiter - Saturn conjunction jupiter_saturn_201215-201227

Neville Young compiled this composite image of observations between 15 and 21 December 2020 of the Jupiter - Saturn conjunction neville_jupiter_saturn_con_21_12_2020

Johan Moolman made an observation of NGC 2467 "The Scull and Crossbones Nebula" Scull and Crossbones Nebula

Bosman Olivier gave a talk: "Remote Controlled Telescopes - Smart Astronomy" at the Centre's virtual meeting on 27 January 2021. The Power Point presentation of his talk is available at the following link: remote Controlled Telescopes.

Please have a look at our Observing Section page. Comments, suggestions and especially contributions will be appreciated! Send an e-mail to Percy (percymj@iafrica.com)

The 2022 Annual Karoo National Starparty is scheduled at the Kambro Accommodation & Padstal, 21 km north of Britstown, halfway between Johannesburg & Cape Town. Please book directly at the owner Wilma or the manager Louis (Tel: 053 672 0408; Cell: 083 800 0014 or e-mail info@kambron12.co.za).

GPS Co-ordinates: S30°-25-00.3 E23°-33-56.1

Dates: 27th July (Wed, arrive) to 31st (Sun, depart) – official primary date or 25th July (Mon, arrive) to 31st (Sun, depart) – secondary dates for those who normally go for extra time in the dark skies.

Useful ASSA websites

The website for all information about the ASSA and the ASSA Centres:

ASSA Specialist Sections:ASSA has various areas of interest. Join and participate!

ASSA Publications to download and enjoy:

To receive as part of ASSA membership benefits: Sky Guide, the astronomical handbook for southern Africa

Mail Groups to join:

Social Media to join and share:

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