Publications

Sky Guide 2016mnassa

 

Occassional publications

Over the years, the Society has been responsible for, or involved with, several occassional astronomical publications. (find out more)

Early serials

The first official publication of the Cape Astronomical Association was the Circular, published semi-annually between 1918 and 1921. In 1922, the Astronomical Society of South Africa was formed and it published the Journal, which appeared in four volumes between 1923 and 1939. (find out more)

mnassa

During the Second World War, to fill the gap left by the Journal, the Cape Centre published monthly circulars. The first appeared in 1940 April, and the last in 1942 November. In the same year, these became the Monthly Notes, although somewhat changed in format and content, that we know today. (find out more)

Past copies of mnassa from 2010 onwards can be accessed online at http://www.mnassa.org.za. MNASSA is also available electronically on a subscription basis from Sabinet.

Volumes 1–15 (Condensed) of mnassa, volumes 16–62 of mnassa, and all volumes of JASSA have been indexed and compiled as a chronological table of contents (1923-2001). NASA’s Astrophysics Data System (ADS) started in 2002 December to archive full-text scans of each issue of mnassa in its digital library.

The Handbook

The Handbook has been published annually since 1946 and was replaced by the Sky Guide in 2004. (find out more)

Sky Guide Africa South

Since 2004, the Handbook was redesigned by Auke Slotegraaf and Maciej Soltynski and renamed the SkyGuide. (find out more)

ASSA Website

  • A Slotegraaf (2004 – 2006)
  • G Penning (2006 – 2009)
  • C Hettlage (2009 – present)
  • J Smith (2015 – present)

Editorial board members

  • J Churms (1969 – 84)
  • H C Lagerwey (1969 – 71)
  • P A T Wild (1972 – 77)
  • A P Fairall (1972 – 73)
  • R F Hurly (1972 – 75)
  • A D Thackeray (1976 – 78)
  • D S Evans (1976 – 85)
  • R H Stoy (1976 – 85)
  • M D Overbeek (1976 – ’02)
  • D L Block (1980 – 81)
  • P A T Wild (1980 – 85)
  • J H Spencer Jones (1982 – 89)
  • I S Glass (1985 – present)
  • W L Combrinck (1985 – 89)
  • M W Feast (1986 – present)
  • B Warner (1986 – present)
  • J Churms (1990 – 93)
  • A Slotegraaf (1994 – 2005)
  • M G Soltynski (2000 – present)
  • W P Koorts (2006 – present)
  • C Rijsdijk (2011 – present)