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National Science Week 2016 at Iziko Cape Town

 posted: 57 days ago, on Tuesday, 2016 Aug 02 at 14:20
 tags: astronomy, outreach, light pollution, Sun, NSW 2016, Iziko, StarPeople, SAASTA, Cape Town.

StarPeople & StarFriends took part in National Science Week 2016. Report and pics follow.

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StarPeople wins two awards!

 posted: 12 days ago, on Friday, 2016 Sep 16 at 09:39
 tags: astronomy, outreach, StarPeople, ASSA.

At the Astronomical Society of Southern Africa's (ASSA) annual general meeting on 2016 August 17, StarPeople received two awards in recognition of their astronomy outreach efforts. I am *thrilled*!

(photo: Two Merits Awards issued to StarPeople for astronomy outreach.)

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Stargazing at the Waterfront - 2016 September 10

 posted: 17 days ago, on Sunday, 2016 Sep 11 at 01:21
 tags: astronomy, outreach, StarPeople, Waterfront, Cape Town.

Public astronomy day at the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

(photo: Free public astronomy outreach at the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town)

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Stargazing at the Waterfront - 2016 August 20

 posted: 38 days ago, on Sunday, 2016 Aug 21 at 01:16
 tags: astronomy, outreach, StarPeople, Waterfront, Cape Town.

Public astronomy day at the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

(photo: Free public astronomy outreach at the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town)

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Stargazing at the Waterfront - 2016 July 09

 posted: 80 days ago, on Sunday, 2016 Jul 10 at 03:41
 tags: astronomy, outreach, StarPeople, Waterfront, Cape Town.

Pics from Saturday's free public astronomy gig at the V&A Waterfront.

(photo: V&A Waterfront astronomy outreach, 2016 July 09)

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The First Herschel-Darwin Dinner Dinner

 posted: 104 days ago, on Thursday, 2016 Jun 16 at 08:31
 tags: astronomy, history, SAAO, events.

Soon to be an annual celebration - on June 15th - a dinner to commemorate a dinner had between John Herschel and Charles Darwin, in Cape Town, in 1836.

(photo: Scenes from the First Herschel-Darwin Dinner Dinner)

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Launch of the Cape Town Magic Club

 posted: 191 days ago, on Monday, 2016 Mar 21 at 23:57
 tags: magic, Cape Town, Jacques le Sueur, Cape Town Magic Club, College of Magic.

The invitation-only launch performance of the Cape Town Magic Club, on Monday March 21, was an absolute blast. Seven top-class magicians in an intimate, stylish venue made for a memorable evening. Season 1 opens on April 04 and runs until June 06. Treat yourself.

(photo: Tix)

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New meteor activity predicted

 posted: 195 days ago, on Thursday, 2016 Mar 17 at 01:31
 tags: astronomy, comets, meteors.

Possible new meteors showers, associated with two comets, may be visible late this month.

(photo: Table 1)

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Observing weekend at Leeuwenboschfontein

 posted: 198 days ago, on Monday, 2016 Mar 14 at 03:48
 tags: astronomy, deep sky, observing report, SQM, astrophotography, Leeuwenboschfontein.

Short write-up of a weekend at Leeuwenboschfontein.

(photo: R 318.)

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Star gazing at Helderberg Nature Reserve

 posted: 199 days ago, on Sunday, 2016 Mar 13 at 02:01
 tags: astronomy, outreach, StarPeople, Somerset West.

Despite cloud, light pollution, and even a little drizzle, the guests at this evening's star gazing picnic, organized by the Friends of Helderberg Nature Reserve, seemed to have had a good time.

(photo: StarPeople & Friends of Helderberg Nature Reserve, between Lorenzo and Maphefo.)

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Greenhenge

 posted: 204 days ago, on Tuesday, 2016 Mar 08 at 20:27
 tags: astronomy, ethnoastronomy, Sun, Earth, events, Cape Town.

Is there an as-yet undiscovered henge lurking in Cape Town?

(photo: Figure 1. Cape Town per Google Earth.)

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Highlights on the southern-hemisphere stargazing and observing calendar.

cool stargazing events

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