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Events


NASA Invites Public to Submit Names to Fly Aboard Next Mars Rover

All Aboard for Mars 2020: Members of the public who want to send their name to Mars on NASA's next rover mission to the Red Planet (Mars 2020) can get a souvenir boarding pass and their names stenciled on chips to be affixed to the rover. Sign up at go.nasa.gov/Mars2020Pass. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech.


For more information please visit: https://mars.nasa.gov/news/8440/nasa-invites-public-to-submit-names-to-fly-aboard-next-mars-rover/

Now in the Bookshop

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.
Wed 17 Jul  1:00 p.m. Man on the Moon [Teenagers & Adults]
Sat 20 Jul 10:30 a.m.
12:30 p.m.
Space Travel [5 - 8 yrs]
Secret of the Cardboard Rocket [8 - 12yrs]
 2:30 p.m. Man on the Moon [Teenagers & Adults]

For the full show schedule please click HERE.

Tickets

Entrance fee for Regular shows:

Space Travel show: R40 per person

Adults R55
Children / Scholars / Students / Seniors R40
Groups (20+) R40 [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


Late July star chart Late July star chart with constellations
Late July star chart stars only

Star charts produced by Dr. Claire Flanagan.