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Scheduled Events

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

Science Shows
Chemistry of Light
10am, 12pm, 2pm
(Grade 4 - 12)

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

Colour by Number
10am (Grade 5 - 8)

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

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

Outside Marrierres Hall
ATM & Astrophoto Awards: 1pm
RAFFLE Draw: 6pm

Rocket Motor Test Fire

Next to "Dakota" 1.30pm

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

Commercial Telescopes and accessories
Talks, Science Shows, Workshops

Student Science exhibits

Star Party from 6 pm

Programme Schedule as at 11 Sep  >>>

Contact us

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

ScopeX 2016 Raffle Items
Come buy your Raffle ticket at ScopeX

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

Advertise ScopeX  download Flyer
See you on 15 October 2016 at ScopeX
(Site last updated 20 September 2016)

Amateur Exhibits
Calling ATMers and Astrophotographers
to 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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