Hermanus Centre

ASSA HermanusMonthly meetings are held on the third Monday of each month from 19:00 at the South African National Space Agency (SANSA). Other monthly meetings include the Cosmology Group (on the first Monday) and the Astrophotography Group (second Monday). Sidewalk astronomy, kindly refer to the website calendar (i.e. www.hermanusastronomy.co.za). Other stargazing sessions are presented on request. MONET and Las Cumbres observing sessions with learners are conducted throughout the year. The Youth Astronomy & Space Club meets at SANSA on the second or third Friday immediately after school.

Officers: Pierre de Villiers (Chair), Jenny Morris, Laura Norris, Peter Harvey, Deon Krige, Derek Duckitt, Bennie Kotze.
Non-committee members with roles: Johan Retief – membership; John Saunders – speakers.
Address: PO Box 267, Voëlklip, Hermanus 7200
Website: [ http://www.hermanusastronomy.co.za ]
Newsletter: The Southern Cross (Jenny Morris)
Contact: [ infohermanusastronomy.co.za ] or “Contact us” page

Regular Centre activities

Cosmology – 1st Monday; Catholic Church Hall

Typically view & discuss professional DVD’s (Mark Whittle: Cosmology – The History & Nature of our Universe; Richard Wolfson – Physics & Our Universe; Alex Filippenko: Understanding the Universe, Black Holes). Attendance: 25% of membership (80).

Astrophotography – 2nd Monday; private residence

Monthly meeting – 3rd Monday; Catholic Church Hall

Every 2nd Wednesday: “Relativity” Study Group

View & discuss DVD’s, WSU Lectures & the like. Attendance: 4 – 8 members.

Stargazing – approximately every 2 months, weather and moon dependant

Other stargazing sessions are presented on request.
Refer to the website : http://www.hermanusastronomy.co.za

Outreach

MONET and Las Cumbres observing sessions with learners are conducted throughout the year. The Youth Astronomy & Space Club meets as arranged immediately after school.

Every 2nd Wednesday: “Relativity” Study Group

View & discuss DVD’s, Leonard Suskind Lectures & the like. Attendance: 4 – 6 members.