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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.

Click here for the April 2018 Newsletter!

Click for Library website

The dark-sky weekend of 13 - 14 April at Deelfontein, Vredefort Dome was postponed due to the weather - check back for details of a new date later!

The next Karoo Starparty is scheduled for 9 to 12 August 2018 - click here for more information

Telescopes at Kambro - Karoo Starparty 2017, with thanks to Johan Moolman:

Kambro 2017

Useful information regarding telescopes - part of a talk by Johan Smit at the February meeting

Guidelines for practical telescope magnification

D = Aperture (diameter of main mirror/lens of telescope in millimeters)

Click here to download a useful spreadsheet to determine optimal eyepiece selection for your telescope: download

Two useful new items provided by Johan Moolman (with thanks):

Advertise your unwanted equipment!

Downloadable files and information

Website with photograps by Johan Moolman - not only astrophotography

Telescope-making facebook page

Notice of our next meetings:

Viewing evening:

  • Date: Friday 22 June 2018
  • Time: From sunset

Monthly meeting:

  • Date: Wednesday 27 June 2018
  • Time: 19:15
  • Chairperson : Pierre Lourens
  • Beginners Corner : Johan Smit : Batteries 101
  • Whats Up : Michael Poll
  • Main Talk : TBA

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