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2018 Arthur Bleksley Memorial Lecture
Title: Highlights from the Cassini spacecraft mission to Saturn and it’s moons
Presenter: Professor Michele Dougherty CBE FRS
Date: 30 November 2018
Venue: WSS 5 (Science Stadium, West Campus)
Time: 19:00
Cost: FREE
Bookings: None

In September 2017, the NASA/ESA Cassini-Huygens spacecraft mission ended its 20 years in space by burning up in Saturn’s atmosphere. The end of mission orbits were designed to better understand the interior of Saturn and its magnetic field. Michele Dougherty, Principal Investigator of the magnetometer onboard Cassini, will describe the end of mission results as well as some surprising discoveries made during the orbital tour at Saturn, including water vapor plumes at the small moon Enceladus and implications this has for potential habitability.

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Sky Guide Africa South 2019

Sky Guide Africa South 2019

The Sky Guide is the astronomical handbook for southern Africa, and is an invaluable practical resource for anyone who has even a passing interest in the night skies of southern Africa.
Prepared yearly by the Astronomical Society of Southern Africa as a reference work for the novice, amateur and professional astronomer, it continues the tradition of the well-established Astronomical Handbook for Southern Africa.
It presents a wealth of information about the Sun, Moon, planets, comets, meteors and bright stars in a clear and accessible way, accompanied by a number of diagrams to support the text.

Cost: R135 excluding postage.

Next Show

Please note:

Shows will be listed when we receive confirmation from the presenters.
Show dates will be posted subject to confirmation of soccer fixtures. We do not schedule shows when there is a clash with a match played at the stadium next door.
Sat 17 Nov 10:30 a.m.
12:30 p.m.
Space Travel [5 - 8 yrs]
Secret of the Cardboard Rocket [8 - 12 yrs]

For the full show schedule please click HERE.


Entrance fee for Regular shows:

Space Travel show: R35 per person

Adults R50
Children / Scholars / Students / Seniors R35
Groups (20+) R35 [pay in one lump sum, booking essential]

Tickets available 30min. before start of show at the door, or , strictly no entry after start of the show.

Star Chart

Mid Nov star chart Mid Nov with constellations
Mid Nov stars only

Star charts produced by Dr. Claire Flanagan.