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Pretoria Centre of the Astronomical Society of Southern Africa
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.
Two useful new items provided by Johan Moolman (with thanks):
Notice of our next meetings:
The Apollo Moon project was without doubt one of man's greatest achievements and spurred advances in many fields including avionics, telecommunications and computers. When NASA awarded the contract to develop the Apollo Guidance and Navigation computer to MIT, they could not have realised the impact that this decision would have on the world 50 years later. In this talk, I will explain how the Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC) kick-started the computer revolution and changed our world forever. He will bring along the real hardware, so we can see and touch bits of history.