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Scheduled Events

In the JC Lemmer Auditorium

9am "A day in the crazy lives of a Martian"  
by Mars One Mission Candidates

11am "
Significance of the computer that took us to the Moon"
by Francois Rautenbach

12pm "Deep Sky Observing"
by Magda Streicher

2pm "Stellafane"
by Francis J O'Reilly

3pm "Time-lapse Photography in Astronomy"
by Willie Koorts, SAAO

4pm "Observing and photographing satellites"
by Thierry Legault

In the Delville Wood Room
Chemistry of Light
10am, 12pm, 2pm
(Grade 4 - 12)

Startling Spectroscopy  
9am, 11am, 3pm  
(Grade 4 - 12)  
Pre-booking required

Near Ward Room

Colour by Number
10am (Grade 5 - 8)
Pre-booking required

Build your own Spectroscope
2pm (Grade 8 -12)
Pre-booking required

Experilab's Science Shows
10am, 11am, 12pm, 3pm
(All ages)

Outside Marrierres Hall
ATM & Astrophoto Awards: 1pm

Rocket Motor Test Fire

Next to "Dakota" 1.30pm

RAFFLE Draw: 6pm

Annual Telescope and Astronomy Expo
15 October 2016
9am to 9pm
At the Museum for Military History  - Entrance fee

What to expect on the day

Special Prices  on Telescopes, Cameras and accessories

Talks and Science Shows

Star Party from 6 pm

All day Food Tent

Programme Schedule as at 7 October  >>>

Contact us

If you want to contribute to ScopeX 2016 or build a telescope to exhibit

ScopeX 2016 Raffle Items
Come buy your Raffle tickets at ScopeX HELP DESK
Raffle draw at 6pm

ASI185 MC Camera
donated by ZWO Co., Ltd  Retail value R7 000

Canon EOS 60Da (astrophotography model) & EFS18-135mm IS lens
donated by Canon South Africa (PTY) Ltd
Retail value R20 000

Raspberry Pi 3 – model B
donated by Micro Robotics  Retail value R850

Celestron AstroMaster 114EQ Telescope
donated by Celestron. Retail value R5500

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See you on 15 October 2016 at ScopeX

(Site last updated 14 October 2016)

Amateur Exhibits

Calling ATMers and Astrophotographers

Come and exhibit

Guidelines to exhibitors

Amateur Telescope Making

"Telescope Making in the US"
An all day ATM demonstration:
Francis O'Reilly will
share techniques used by telescope makers in the US

Come "get your hands dirty" with rough grinding an 8" f/6 mirror guided by experienced telescope makers


All-day Interactive Exhibits

Camera Obscura
Maker exhibits
Student Science

Sun dials


Our heart-felt thanks go to all ScopeX Sponsors and Exhibitors

Non-Commercial Sponsers 2016

ScopeX is proud to be sponsored by
Department of Science and Technology

- The South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement is a business Unit of the National Research Foundation.

Many thanks to Sci-Bono Discovery Centre
, the South African Astronomical Observatory  and the EUNAWE for their support

Commercial Sponsers 2016
Many thanks to all companies donating items
Without generous sponsorship, this event would not be possible


Many thanks to all amateur groups that have supported ScopeX in the past:
Johannesburg Centre of ASSA

Pretoria Centre of ASSA

Cape Centre of ASSA

Durban Centre of ASSA
Garden Route Centre of ASSA

Bloemfontein Centre of ASSA

West Rand Astronomy Club

Unika Voortrekkerkommando

Many thanks to Park Town Boys High School - and particularly John Scott - for accommodating the ATM class for over a decade


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