Thanks to Kos Corianos for letting us know that the Soutpansberg Astronomy Club are having a public astronomy evening this Saturday. If you live in the far northern stretches of South Africa, why not take a drive and join what sounds like it will be a very professionally run astronomy demonstration?
Saturday the 19th May promises to be jam packed with activities at Portion 72 Rondebosch in Louis Trichardt. During the day Rondebosch Riding School will host an open day followed by the Soutpansberg Astronomy Club’s monthly observation evening. A 10 inch telescope with a solar filter will be available to give the Riding School visitors a look at the Sun and hopefully a few sunspots, while after sunset some of the objects that will be projected on a big screen will include The Tarantula Nebula (NGC 2070), Eta Carinae (NGC 3372), Omega Centauri (NGC 5139), as well as the planet Saturn. For further information and directions to the Astronomy Club’s premises contact Kos Coronaios on 079 148 4934 or by email at [email protected] . Everyone is welcome and no previous knowledge of the subject is necessary, just an interest in our universe!