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10:00 “Alien worlds, alien weather: Investigating exoplanet atmospheres”

 José da Silva

11:00 “Drizzle, showers or storms – how’s the weather tonight?”
Tim Cooper
12:00 “Living in the shadow of a variable star, the Sun”
 Dr Pieter Kotzé, SANSA Space Science, Hermanus

 14:00 "Mars and its dynamic atmosphere - a world so different, yet so familiar"
Clyde Foster, ASSA Shallow Sky Director

15:00 “Astrophotography in the urban context”
Angus Burns

16:00 “Photographing the northern lights for the first time"

Teachers Workshop
9am and 1pm
 “Earth and Beyond”  Gr 7
“How to build an analemmatic sundial”
Msizi Khathide, NRF/SAASTA
Dr Pierre de Villiers, ASSA
 Booking required by15 August > Contact Us

Fun Science
Experilab Science Shows
Digital Planetarium Shows
Interactive exhibits
Robotics demonstrations
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SCOPEX  2018
15 September  9am to 9pm

Held at Museum of Military History, Johannesburg

Visit the astronomy event of the year

Special show prices on offer from Commercial Exhibitors

Telescopes, cameras, accessories, books

Amateur Telescope Making


Talks, Fun Science

Star Party from 6pm

Attention Schools and Youth Organisations:

Apply by 15 August to participate in our outreach activity

One participating organisation will receive one telescope

Guidelines for ATM and Astrophotography Exhibits

Contact us if you have any queries

Some key items donated for Raffle  / Awards

MEADE Infinity 70mm Altazimuth Refractor

donated by SINGER Photographic

MEADE StarNavigator NG 90mm Achromatic Refractor

donated by SINGER Photographic  

  (Site last updated 16 July 2018  20:00)


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

Non-Commercial Sponsers 2018

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
, South African Astronomical Observatory , SKA Africa, EUNAWE for their support

Commercial Sponsers 2018
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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