Karoo Star Party

posted: 3192 days ago, on Sunday, 2008 Oct 26 at 24:29
tags: astronomy, events, star party, ASSA Pretoria Centre.

Danie Barnardo, from OOG and the Pretoria Centre of the ASSA, has had a dream of holding a national star party. The International Year of Astronomy 2009 has provided a perfect opportunity.

A recent e-mail has the details:

The ASSA Pretoria Centre wants to hold the first National Star Party in South Africa during the weekend of 25 to 27 April 2009 about 20 km north of Britstown in the Karoo, right next to the N12 at the Kambro Padstal. The reason for this locality, apart from the fabulous Karoo skies, is that it is almost exactly halfway between Gauteng and the Cape Town area, so we can all drive the same distance to the site. Chalets onsite can sleep about 50 people and an additional 6 camping sites are also available. Catering facilities are available onsite (including the best mutton available in South Africa!).

Daily rates: From R150 per person sharing in chalets; R130 per camping site (up to 4 people)

A deposit of R100 will secure you a space. Deposits to book your space can be paid into the account of the ASSA, Pretoria Centre. Banking details are: ASSA Pretoria Centre, ABSA, Rosebank. Branch code: 630-805, Account no: 405 833 5681

Please use your initials and name as reference on the deposit slip so that we are able to trace payments made and fax proof of payment to Rynhardt van Rooyen at 011 441-3289.

For further information, contact Johan Smit or Danie Barnardo < danieb(at)sentechsa.com>.

See www.kambroaccom.co.za for details of the venue, or contact Wilma Strauss at for details.

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