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GoPro time lapse kit

 posted: 18 days ago, on Sunday, 2016 Nov 20 at 19:33
 tags: astronomy, astrophotography, GoPro, Martin Lyons.

New piece of kit for time lapse astrophotography.

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2017 Astronomy Wall Calendar

 posted: 28 days ago, on Thursday, 2016 Nov 10 at 23:01
 tags: astronomy, heritage, CfAH.

A 12-page wall calendar with a mix of astrophotos and rarely-seen South African historical images, for 2017. In support of the Centre for Astronomical Heritage NPC. Just in time for the holidays!

(photo: 2017 Astronomy Wall Calendar, from the Centre for Astronomical Heritage)

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Supermoon

 posted: 24 days ago, on Monday, 2016 Nov 14 at 00:37
 tags: astronomy, outreach, Sun, Moon, Earth, astrophotography.

Things to know about the supermoon tonight.

(photo: View from China’s Chang’e 5-T1 spacecraft,)

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The 2016 Spring Southern Star Party

 posted: 31 days ago, on Monday, 2016 Nov 07 at 05:21
 tags: astronomy, star party, Southern Star Party, Bonnievale.

We presented the 12th Southern Star Party from 26 to 31 October at Night Sky Caravan Farm in Bonnievale, South Africa. Photos after the jump.

(photo: Spring Southern Star Party)

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First light with Little Martin

 posted: 31 days ago, on Monday, 2016 Nov 07 at 04:16
 tags: astronomy, deep sky, observing report, observing equipment, star party, Southern Star Party, Little Martin.

A quick report from my first deep-sky session with a new 'scope.

(photo: Little Martin, recovering after observing.)

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Stargazing at the Waterfront - 2016 November 05

 posted: 32 days ago, on Sunday, 2016 Nov 06 at 21:52
 tags: astronomy, outreach, StarPeople, Waterfront, Cape Town, Little Martin.

StarPeople's public astronomy day at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.

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StarPeople wins two awards!

 posted: 83 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: 88 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: 109 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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Highlights on the southern-hemisphere stargazing and observing calendar.

cool stargazing events

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