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Stargazing at the Waterfront - 2016 August 20

 posted: Three 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

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National Science Week 2016 at Iziko Cape Town

 posted: 22 days ago, on Tuesday, 2016 Aug 02 at 14:20
 tags: astronomy, outreach, light pollution, Sun, NSW 2016, Iziko, StarPeople, SAASTA, Cape Town.

We'll be celebrating National Science Week this year outside the Planetarium of the Iziko Museums in Cape Town. Once again, the Amphitheatre will become a solar observing spot, and a great chance to chat about science, life, the Universe, and everything.

(photo: StarPeople doing National Science Week at Iziko)

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Stargazing at the Waterfront - 2016 July 09

 posted: 45 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: 69 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: 156 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: 160 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: 163 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: 164 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: 169 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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Have Telescope, Will Travel

 posted: 192 days ago, on Sunday, 2016 Feb 14 at 07:08
 tags: astronomy, telescopes, Southern Star Party, Martin Lyons, Bonnievale.

Martin Lyons' portable 16-inch Meade (time lapse)

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Six naked-eye planets

 posted: 217 days ago, on Wednesday, 2016 Jan 20 at 06:45
 tags: astronomy, outreach, almanack, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn.

In the last week of January and into the first week of February, all six naked-eye planets - Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and the Earth - will be visible at the same time.

(photo: All six planets, plus the Moon, are visible in the early morning sky late-Jan through early-Feb.)

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Highlights on the southern-hemisphere stargazing and observing calendar.

cool stargazing events

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