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The 2017 Spring Southern Star Party

 posted: 28 days ago, on Saturday, 2017 Oct 28 at 01:35
 tags: astronomy, outreach, Southern Star Party, Leeuwenboschfontein, events, Ed Foster, Martin Lyons, photo diary.

Pics and a brief update from the 14th Southern Star Party, held at Leeuwenboschfontein in the Klein Karoo.

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Southern Star Wheel

 posted: 3243 days ago, on Thursday, 2009 Jan 08 at 11:03
 tags: astronomy, outreach, star charts, downloads.

The Southern Star Wheel is a revolutionary new planisphere that is a substantial improvement on previous planispheres.

(photo: Southern Star Wheel)

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Spotting the Lunar X

 posted: 83 days ago, on Sunday, 2017 Sep 03 at 23:02
 tags: astronomy, Moon.

How to see one of the Moon's most famous clair-obscur effects; predictions for 2017 and 2018.

(photo: Lunar X and Lunar V, imaged by Oleg Toumilovich, 2014 September 01 at 19:47 SAST)

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13th Southern Star Party (Summer 2017)

 posted: 269 days ago, on Wednesday, 2017 Mar 01 at 06:18
 tags: astronomy, Southern Star Party, outreach, light pollution, SQM, star party, astrophotography, SKA, Leeuwenboschfontein.

The 2017 Summer Southern Star Party - our 13th event - was held at Leeuwenboschfontein in the Klein Karoo, February 22-27.

(photo: 2017 Summer Southern Star Party)

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Partial solar eclipse - 2017 February 26

 posted: 272 days ago, on Sunday, 2017 Feb 26 at 00:00
 tags: astronomy, Southern Star Party, solar eclipse, Leeuwenboschfontein.

Sunday's partial solar eclipse as viewed by attendees at the 13th Southern Star Party.

(photo: Partial solar eclipse, 2017 February 26)

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Best Stargazing Events for 2017

 posted: 328 days ago, on Sunday, 2017 Jan 01 at 00:01
 tags: astronomy, outreach, Southern Sky News, .

My selection of the Top-5 astronomy events not to miss during 2017.

(photo: Best 2017 astronomy and stargazing events)

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Supermoon

 posted: 376 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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2017 Astronomy Wall Calendar

 posted: 380 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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The 2016 Spring Southern Star Party

 posted: 383 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: 383 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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My selection of the Top-5 astronomy events not to miss during 2017.

cool stargazing events

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