In case you missed the earlier announcement, ScopeX (South Africa’s top astronomy and telescope exhibition) will begin it’s 12th run on 20 July, and runs for the entire day at the military history museum in Johannesburg. This update just came in from Eridanus Optics, one of the commercial sponsors of the expo. For the record, I have no link with the company, and have never even been a customer, but I did meet Andrie at the 2010 ASSA symposium, and he seems like a decent guy who is worthy of your business. He’s not paying me for repeating this, nor did he ask me to do it.
Eridanus Optics will be in our usual position in the Marrieres Hall and we will be privileged to have Olivier Thizy, the owner of Shelyak Instruments at our stand. He will also give a talk on spectroscopy during the day. There will also be a talk on ‘Astrophotography from a backyard observatory’ by Dale Liebenberg and on ‘Astrophotography with a DSLR on a tripod’ by Prof Barbara Cunow.
Some demonstration products will be available to ‘test before you buy’. This includes solar telescopes (from Lunt Solar Systems) and several spectroscopy products, including one to show the solar spectrum.
If you cannot make it to Johannesburg, don’t despair. You can send me an email on the day with your shopping list and I will supply you with a quote based on the ScopeX prices. You can then place an online order for the products you want and if you pay within 24 hours, you will also qualify for the special prices.