Johannesburg Centre

Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month, excluding December at the Johannesburg Observatory, 18A Gill Street, Observatory, Johannesburg, at 19:30.  Visitors are welcome to attend all our meetings. The Centre has two medium-sized observatories housing four telescopes, and has the use of the 26.5-inch Innes Telescope. Viewing evenings which are open to the public are conducted on the Fridays when the Moon is nearest 1st and 3rd Quarter.

Chairman: Carmel Ives
Vice Chair: Frans van Nieuwkerk
Secretary:Tessa Collins
Treasurer: – Eric Mulovhedzi
Communications: Andy Stuart
Instrumentation & Outreach: Etsuo Takayanagi

Address: PO Box 412323, Craighall, 2024
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Newsletter: Canopus
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Mailing lists

[assajhb] General announcements for the Johannesburg Centre. Members are strongly advised to join this group, to obtain late-breaking announcements, e.g. extraordinary meetings, changes in planning, etc. To subscribe, send an e-mail to
[assaatm] Amateur Telescope Making: news & discussion on the subject of telescope making, a means for people involved in or interested in our telescope making class to share their experience. To subscribe, send an e-mail to
[assacanopus] Distribution list for the PDF version of our monthly newsletter, Canopus. To subscribe, send an e-mail to


ScopeX, hosted by members of ASSA, is an annual telescope and astronomy expo aiming to promote interest in astronomy and related disciplines. The format includes exhibitions of self-made telescopes, sundials, astrophotos, etc., demonstrations of mirror making, talks, science shows, a camera obscura, student science exhibitions and a star show. Since its inception in 2002, ScopeX has been held in the Military History Museum in Johannesburg.
Website: ScopeX.