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West Rand Astronomy Club
Telescope Viewing (Weather Permitting)
21 October
Kromdraai Shooting Range
Contact: Jess Van Elferen 076 432 1222

ASSA Johannesburg Centre
Public Viewing (Weather Permitting)
13 & 27 October - From 7pm
Old Republic Observatory, 18A Gill Street, Observatory, JHB
PLEASE download indemnity form
Contact: Jerome Jooste @JoosteJerome

Now in the Bookshop

Astronomy within reach

Astronomy within reach

Written for the layman in a relax style, the book shows how anyone, using only a pair of eyes or binoculars, can actively participate in astronomy. For instance, the book explains how to see Venus in daylight and how to watch the moons of Jupiter change positions during the course of an evening. Astronomy within reach is also ideailly suited to scholars and educator, being a resource not only for teaching astronomy, but also for learning about general scientific principles such as ellipses. Learn too why the names of the days of the week are all derived from astronomy.
Ook beskikbaar in Afrikaans as "Sterrekunde Binne Bereik"

Cost: R150 excluding postage.

Africa Moon 2017

Africa Moon 2017 Poster

  • Poster
    Cost: R70.00*
    Size: 995 x 325mm
  • Card
    Cost: R12.00*
    Size: 210 x 90mm

    * 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 21 Oct 10:30am Space Travel [5 - 8 yrs]


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, no bookings, strictly no entry after start of the show.

For full show schedule please click HERE.

Star Chart

Mid October star chart Mid October with constellations
Mid October stars only

Star charts produced by Dr. Claire Flanagan.