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Pretoria Centre of the Astronomical Society of Southern Africa

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

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)

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

Viewing evening:

  • Note: we have a new venue for our viewing evening - it is on the rugby grounds of the Silwer Valke Rugby Club in Silverton, about 4.3 km east of CBC, where we used to meet - please see here for a route description. Please note that, to conform to the Covid regulations only ASSA Pretoria Centre members will be allowed at viewing evenings, but members can bring along guests.
  • Date: Friday 21 May 2021
  • Time: From sunset

Next monthly meeting:

  • Date: Wednesday 28 April 2021
  • Chairperson: Bosman Olivier
  • Time: 19:00
  • Talk by Michael Poll: Microbes on Mars?

Click here for the March 2021 Newsletter!

The annual National Karoo Starparty for 2021 has been scheduled for 12 - 16 May 2021.See more details at this link

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Click here to download the 2020 Annual Report

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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