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Pics from Saturday's free public astronomy gig at the V&A Waterfront.
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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)
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)
Possible new meteors showers, associated with two comets, may be visible late this month.(photo: Table 1)
Short write-up of a weekend at Leeuwenboschfontein.(photo: R 318.)
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.)
Is there an as-yet undiscovered henge lurking in Cape Town?(photo: Figure 1. Cape Town per Google Earth.)
Martin Lyons' portable 16-inch Meade (time lapse)
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.)
posted: 191 days ago, on Friday, 2016 Jan 15 at 03:00
tags: astronomy, constellations, deep sky, star charts, observing report, star party, space craft, stars, ISS, comets, meteors, asteroids, Milky Way, LMC/SMC, Sun, Moon, Earth, solar eclipse, lunar eclipse, atmospheric phenomena, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto, zodiacal light.
Must-see things for southern-hemisphere star gazers and observers.(photo: Things to see)
Highlights on the southern-hemisphere stargazing and observing calendar.