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.
Officers: Jerome Jooste (Chairman), Dave Blane, Gerhard Bloemhof, Chris Curry, Melvyn Hannibal, Felicity Johnson, Norman Leibowitz, Monica Loubser, Berry Nijeboer, Jess van Elferen, Frans van Nieuwkerk, Neil Viljoen.
Address: PO Box 412323, Craighall, 2024
Website: [ http://www.astronomyjhb.co.za ]
Newsletter: Canopus (Jess van Elferen)
Facebook: [ facebook.com/assajhb ]
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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.